Montana Natural History Center

Looking Before They Leap
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

The Eyes of Jumping Spiders

Credit Opoterser

"Fieldnotes," January 5th & 6th, 2014: "Jumping Spiders," by Sallie Sills. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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One Corvid's remarkable long-term spatial memory
8:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Clark's Nutcracker

Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)
Credit Michael Sulis

"Fieldnotes," December 29th & 30th, 2013: "Clark's Nutcracker," by Charles Miller / Caroline Kurtz.

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Leaves Built For Montana's Winters
8:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Evergreen Needles

Subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa)
Credit Oregon State University

"Fieldnotes," December 22nd & 23rd, 2013: "Evergreen Needles," by Peter Lesica / Annie Garde.

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Xerophyllum tenax, a.k.a. Indian basket grass
8:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Beargrass, The Lily Loved By Rodents, Humans, Goats and Bears

Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) blooming along Glacier National Park's Iceberg Lake Trail, Montana.
Credit National Park Service

"Fieldnotes," December 15th & 16th, 2013: "Beargrass," by Lois Mason.

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Halos, glories, sundogs and coronas
8:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Rainbows

Credit Wing-Chi Poon

"Fieldnotes," December 8th & 9th, 2013: "Rainbows," by Caroline Kurtz.

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Dinnertime at the Campground
8:00 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Snake Encounters

Bullsnake (Pituophis melanoleucus)

"Fieldnotes," December 1st & 2nd, 2013: "Snake Encounters," by Edward Monnig.

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Gall Gourmands at the Larvae Lunch Counter
8:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Woodpeckers and Insect Larvae

Adult male Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens.
Credit Peter De Wit

"Fieldnotes," November 24th & 25th, 2013: "Gall Foragers," by Charles Miller / Caroline Kurtz.

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For Fawns, Calves, Lambs and Kids, Timing Matters
8:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Ungulate Breeding Calendar

Male bison fighting, Grand Teton N.P.

"Fieldnotes," November 17th & 18th, 2013:"Ungulate Mating Seasons," by Milo Burcham / Caroline Kurtz. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Cheetahs, Ground Sloths and Short-Faced Bears
8:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Pleistocene Plains

Pleistocene Megafauna of North America
Credit Dantheman9758

"Fieldnotes," November 10th & 11th, 2013: "Pleistocene Megafauna," by Thomas McKean. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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Big Birds and Electrical Poles
8:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Live Wires, Dead Birds

Note the long plastic component: it's called a conducting insulator, and it prevents a bird from touching the middle electrical line.
Credit Rick Harness and EDM International, Inc.

"Fieldnotes," November 3rd & 4th, 2013: "Raptor Electrocution," by Jessica Lindsay. http://www.montananaturalist.org/

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