Save the date to celebrate Owen Sowerwine!

From the Flathead Land Trust Owen Sowerwine’s 50-year vision has finally been realized. After over half a century of deliberation, cooperation, and legislation, the Owen Sowerwine Area is finally protected! We’re thrilled to announce a celebratory event onJuly 10th to mark the purchase of a conservation easement on the Area. This momentous achievement would not have been possible without the tireless…

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April 2024 Herron Park Hike and Birding Field Trip

By Shannon Donaldson On April 15, five participants joined Shannon and Bridger Donaldson at Herron Park for a morning of birding. The group tallied a total of 28 species of birds and several wildflowers.  The Serviceberry and Ninebark were just beginning to leaf out and vibrant larch buds were being consumed by several species. After hearing…

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Kids’ Corner – May 2024

Hummingbird Highlight By Shannon Donaldson Compare these two male hummingbirds, both are common in Northwest Montana. Do you see some differences?  You may notice their shiny, iridescent throat feathers first, also called their gorget. Gorget comes from the French word for throat. Male Rufous Hummingbirds are a rusty brown color with a flashy red-orange gorget.  Male…

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