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Thanksgiving

'Field Notes' Talks Turkey

Nov 20, 2017
Although never native to Montana, turkeys were introduced here in the 1950s when national conservation efforts were mounted to save the species.
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In those early days of the young republic, hunters would come back with reports of seeing a 1,000 turkeys in one day, often in flocks of as many as 200 birds. Yet from an estimated population of perhaps 10 million, the numbers of wild turkeys dwindled as unrestricted hunting increased and their woodland habitat was cleared to make way for homesteaders. By the 1940s there were only some 30,000 wild turkeys left in a fraction of their former range. 

Botanical Field Trip Through Christmas Dinner

Dec 23, 2016
Flickr user, Andrea Pokrzywinski (CC-BY-2.0)

Going for a hike at this time of year just isn’t the same for a botanist. The flowers are dead and all the leaves have fallen. Not much material for a field note out there. But here in my kitchen there are lots of interesting and colorful members of the vegetable kingdom because I’m preparing my holiday dinner.

Photo credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps

StoryCorps has established the day after Thanksgiving as the National Day of Listening. A day on which they encourage us all to record and share the story of a friend or loved one. You can hear other stories and share your own recording and photo at StoryCorps' Wall of Listening.

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Programs

Nov 26, 2013

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are happening the same week this year.

Here are some special programs to enjoy during the holidays.