Learning Naturalist Nature Plants Uncategorized


    This purple plant is in the same plant family as the pea. Crazy huh? One big difference between this and the pea that a person would eat is that wild lupines have been known to cause fatalities to domestic livestock and people. When wild lupine goes produces seeds, they tend to look like pea pods.






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    Silk Moth

    When I came in the other night, I was met by a giant moth on my front porch. Few of these actually reach maturity. At over six inches as a caterpillar…

  • Nature Wildlife


    One of my favorite parts of this time of year is that all the hummingbirds begin to migrate up this way. These little high-performance fighter jets of the bird world have…

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    Ahh Spring!

    Having seasons is nice. One change leads to another and each one is new and exciting with those changes; winter and fresh snow, fall and the larch trees changing to vibrant…

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    Return of the Blog?

    I have been on a hiatus from this project for awhile as I worked on other projects related to flight, video, and pictures. While I have been away though, I have…

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    Inversion in the Morning

    [KGVID]http://montananatureblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_3545.mov[/KGVID]   Inversions happen when warm air sits on top of cooler air and traps it. Sounds travel further, trapped air holds smoke lower, and even light acts differently. When it…

  • Nature Seasons Uncategorized


    This week has been the big cool off for the year so far. While last month I had a picture on Instagram of the first snow in the high-country there has…