fall color, yellowstone, hiking
Cordelia Pryor
None can ignore autumn, when the world explodes in dazzling displays of color. Amid Montana's dispersed evergreen hillsides, chokecherry and aspen commence a fireworks show of reds and yellows. Along the streams and rivers, cottonwoods glow a loud and brilliant orange. Read more >>
Stinging Nettle, Yellowstone Forever, Native Plants
Angie Mangels
Discovering nature’s bounty. 
Dan Spur
You don’t have to be one of the 30 million people who lost their jobs last spring to contemplate vegetable gardening as an alternate—even primary—food source. Read more >>
chanterelle mushroom foraging
Maria Anderson
Foraging while you play.
river, conservation, natural resources
Emily O'Connor
Landscaping as an act of conservation. 
Simple Fly Fishing, Patagonia
the editors
Simple Fly Fishing
Mountain States Foraging, Montana Flora
Lea Brayton
Briana Wile’s Mountain States Foraging (Timber Press, $30) is the only guide I’d want in my pack on a back Read more >>
Angie Mangels
Wild berries around Bozeman suitable for human consumption. Read more >>
the editors
Categorizing conifers.Think all conifers are pretty much the same? Think again. Next time you’re in the woods, use these simple ID-techniques to better understand your environment.  Read more >>
Fall leaves, autumn, fall colors, chlorophyll, trees
Johhny Certo
The leaves they are a-changin'.
O'Neal, Meghan
When you look at the tree-covered mountains of Montana, you can’t help but notice patches of red scarring the green hillsides: these are whitebark pines, and they’re dying at an alarming rate. Read more >>
Hammond, Jay
Until recently, scientists thought all the work Mother Nature put into creating fall’s astonishing colors served no ecological purpose—but they were wrong. As the nights grow noticeably longer and temperatures drop, the chemical that makes leaves green—chlorophyll—breaks down. Read more >>
Eric Vinje
Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy environment. When garden soil is in good shape, there’s less of a need for fertilizers or pesticides. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
The effects of climate change are already evident, and the stakes are high for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers living in southwest Montana who recreate year-round in Yellowstone National Park. Read more >>
winter, storm, weather, snow
the editors
It’s easy to rebuff Old Man Winter by ducking inside, stoking up the woodstove, and thumbing your nose at the howling winds beating vainly on the windows. But what about your botanical buddies outside? Think they’re having a good time, completely unprotected while winter rages on? Read more >>
Hopper, Carolyn
Did you know there’s a wild garden around you? It’s available for your viewing pleasure during easy ambles on trails around town and on steeper stretches that reach up to 10,000 feet. Some of the flowers are like jewels that hug the ground; others paint the view as far as you can see. Read more >>
Cashman, Jan
Want to grow your own veggies? Interest in raised-bed gardening is growing, and the local climate and soils make them a great way to go in Bozeman. Here's how to get started.Why a Raised Bed? Read more >>
lavender, flowers, wellness
Paloma DeFuentes
The aroma of lavender is beautiful, and people have known this for centuries—both the Greeks and Romans scented their soaps and bathwater with it. But its use goes far beyond air freshener; lavender is a balancing oil that relaxes and stimulates. Read more >>
Bass, Rick
After a long winter in the Montana high country, glacier lilies are among the first color to return that does not crawl or creep or fly. Read more >>
Whitebark Pine, Yellowstone National Park
Meghan Mazour
Are grizzlies in Yellowstone going hungry? Some scientists say if they aren’t now, they will be soon. Read more >>
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