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Spring Break Family Naturalist Programs

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Join us to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week for a free, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families. Each day we'll have three naturalist-themed trails set up for your family to enjoy at your own pace to help […]

Free
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Spring Break Family Naturalist Programs

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Join us to explore the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. this week for a free, socially distanced program designed for elementary-aged students and their families. Each day we'll have three naturalist-themed trails set up for your family to enjoy at your own pace to help […]

Free

Monarchs in Montana: Citizen Science!

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

DATE: Saturday, August 8 TIME: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula near the water tower. Monarch Butterflies in Montana?! Where are they? What do we know about their population? Join Maggie Herschauer at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden to learn about monarchs, milkweed, and the results of the […]

$5 – $10

Community Discovery Day: Beginning Fly Fishing: Approaching the Sport with a Naturalist Mindset

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

LOCATION: Meet at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden Time: 9:00 a.m. This 4-hour class will introduce you to the basics of fly fishing and naturalist knowledge to successfully explore the sport. Casting, trouble-shooting, knot tying, and information about the fish and insects will provide a rich learning experience. Instructor fly fisherwoman Erin Geiges will […]

$35 – $40

Community Discovery Day: Bioblitz at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Conduct citizen science at the Fort Missoula Native Plant garden during a family friendly Bioblitz. From 4:00-6:00 pm we will record all the bugs, birds, and creatures we can find. Then we will enter our data into iNatuarlist. iNaturalist is an online site built for mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity around the world. Find […]

Free

Community Discovery Day: Birding at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Spend the afternoon birding at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden and learn how to enter your sightings in eBird. We will start out at the garden and walk down towards the Bitterroot river recording all the birds we see. This area is lively and lovely at this time of year. eBird is an online […]

Free

Community Discovery Day: Seed Collecting

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Community Discovery Day MNHC's Native Plant Garden Manager, Sarah Lederle, will show you the secrets of collecting and germinating native plant seed. Learn how to identify some our wildflowers without their flowers! And collect seeds from our garden. You can start your own native plant garden at a home, school yard, or community space. The […]

Free

Members Only Discovery Day: Ethnobotany

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Members-Only Discovery Day Learn how a variety of our common native plants have been used historically and are used currently as medicines, food, and materials. Native Plant Garden Manager Sarah Lederle will take you on a tour of the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden to identify the plants and discuss their properties. Feel the numbing qualities […]

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Volunteer Work & Learn Days at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden

Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden 404 H Road, Missoula, MT

Work alongside our gardener, Sarah, and help maintain this beautiful space by weeding, building, and planting. Sarah can provide information and guidance on native plant identification, invasive weed identification and management, landscape design, native grasses, and more. Bring your questions or just tour the garden with Sarah for inspiration. Kids are welcome! Please RSVP to […]