Annie Garde

Children's Program Director

Annie Garde is the Children's Program Director and host and producer of the Pea Green Boat and the Children's Corner.

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This week on "Pea Green Boat" we're talking about Montana's state symbols. If you're listening from anywhere in western Montana, chances are you can find many of these symbols on a short walk out your door. Check out these state symbols, and tune in to "Pea Green Boat" all week at 4:00 p.m. to learn more.

(L) Monarch butterly, (R) viceroy butterfly. Can you see the differences?
Piccolo Namek, Derek Ramsey (GFDL 1.2)

Can you tell the difference between a monarch and a viceroy butterfly? Do you know what a western two-tailed swallowtail is? Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" on Wednesday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. to learn more about these butterflies of western Montana with Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Butterfly House & Insectarium.

The days are getting longer, bears are waking up from hibernation, and buttercups are opening in the hills of Missoula. Spring is just over the horizon. As proof, "Pea Green Boat" listeners Lindley and Benton sent in these photos of their first buttercup sighting of the year. They found this one on Mount Jumbo in Missoula, Tuesday February 23, 2016.

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will glide in to teach us about winter butterflies; that is, butterflies that spend the winter in Montana as adults.
Sam Manno

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will glide in to teach us about winter butterflies; that is, butterflies that spend the winter in Montana as adults. How do they survive? What do they do to pass the time? Tune in to "Pea Green Boat" at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 to find out.

The Poetry Club will be in session February 17 on the "Pea Green Boat".

Join Marcia, Barbara, Marylor & Annie Garde for their monthly celebration of poetry. 4:00 p.m., on your radio or online, but only on MTPR.

Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium.
Josh Burnham

Wednesday on "Pea Green Boat": Glenn Marangelo from the Missoula Insectarium will be in to talk about how insects survive — and even thrive — during the winter.

Tune in on your radio or online Wednesday January 27, at 4:00 p.m.

Join Annie, Barbara, Marylor and Marcia for Poetry Club and enjoy traditional, funny and quirky poems for kids (of all ages). Wednesday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m. on "Pea Green Boat". On your radio or online.

"Pea Green Boat" host Annie Garde
Josh Burnham

Ahoy, listeners! Join Skipper Annie Garde, "Girl Friday" Sam Manno, and members of the musical groups The Salamanders and The Whizpops in the University Center Theater from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, when "Pea Green Boat" broadcasts live in front of a First Night Missoula audience.

Sam had a surprise tea party on the Pea Green Boat, Tuesday, November 24, to Celebrate Annie Garde's birthday, complete with David Shaner, tea, and tea bowls from Montana Tea and Spice Trading company.

Pine Grosbeak

Nov 17, 2015
Pine grosbeak
Papa Lima Whiskey (CC-BY-SA-3)

We talked about pine grosbeaks on yesterday's "Pea Green Boat", and listener Qin Yu sent in a story of her recent grosbeak sighting:

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