The Cure for Binocular Neck: Birding in Montana

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In the valley of the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers, snuggled up against Rocky Mountain ranges, sits the little western town of Big Timber, Montana. The highest mountain in Montana, Granite Peak at 12,799 feet, is just south in the Absaroka Mountain Range.

Viva Montana

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Birds fledging Montana summerNew York has wonderful birds. I love New York’s birds with a passion, from the parti-colored pigeons to the spring warbler fiesta to Jamaica Bay’s herons and ibises (but not the sandpipers. Never the sandpipers.).

Montana is Owl Country

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This year, that award was presented to Denver Holt , a Montana scientist and bird guide and thus, if I may be presumptuious, my homeboy. The ORI maintains a research station in the Mission Valley of Western Montana, neighboring the Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge.

The Hummingbirds of Western Montana

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The Montana Field Guide, a helpful online compendium provided by the state government, lists seven species. Are invisible. I mean, I know they’re out there. Three of those — the Black-chinned , Calliope , and Rufous Hummingbirds — breed in the Missoula area. That is, in extremely precise mathematical terms, three times more species of hummingbirds than breed near the Olde Homestead.

A Huckleberry Tale of Adventure in Montana

Wend Magazine

Montana, particularly Northwestern Montana, is well known for its abundance of a delicious deep purple delight, the huckleberry. This is a story about huckleberries; it is merely disguised as a Montana adventure.

Noxious: Montana’s Battle With Spotted Knapweed, and What Birders Can Do

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The state of Montana is very firm on the subject of spotted knapweed, and the closely related diffuse knapweed and Russian knapweed. Spotted knapweed arrived in Montana in the 1920s, most likely in a batch of alfalfa seed or perhaps on the creep down from western Canada, where it may have come ashore in the ballast of ships. Why is the state of Montana so down on knapweed, which to the eyes of the casual observer is a rather pretty purple flower that livens up roadsides and ditches?

Nature Photo of the Week: Montana Storm

Conservancy Talk

Nature Photo of the Week Photography The Nature Conservancy Uncategorized lighting montana Photo of the Week storm Being able to capture the speed and electricity of a lightning bolt never gets old, in terms of photographic imagery.

Montana Considers Protecting Hunters’ Confidentiality

Eccorazzi

Montana wildlife officials are considering removing the names of the state’s hunters and trappers from public record. Read More The post Montana Considers Protecting Hunters’ Confidentiality appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Exploration: Montana’s Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Buddha community Dharma garden lotus mandala Montana Rinpoche symbolism Tibetan Buddhism travel

Freedom is a Yurt in the Wild Woods of Montana.

Elephant Journal

Those old familiars—discomfort, mistrust, uncertainty, depression, loneliness—I've burned them all. Green Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) depression discomfort Earth loneliness mistrust sanctuary uncertainty

Montana Food Bank Saves Thousands in 2011 by Composting Food Waste

Green (Living) Review

Montana Food Bank saves money by turning food waste into compost for local gardens. Garden From Garbage is a program run by Sunburst Unlimited, a Montana-based reseller of Effective Microorganisms® products for TeraGanix, Inc.

Montana Coal to China and India via Northwest Routes

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. This compelling video tells a succinct version of the dirty coal story. For more info visit powerpastcoal.org. Related posts: Coal “Mine” Thick Green Algea Covers China’s Eastern Coastline. The Environmental Cost of Your Internet Time

What Montana’s Tongue River Railroad Means for Coal Export

Sightline Daily

A new railroad proposed in Montana offers a sneak preview of what’s to come for the Northwest coal export debate. The little-known Tongue River Railroad project would, if approved, build a new line through eastern Montana’s rangeland to allow development of a new export mine for Arch Coal.

Iggy Azalea & French Montana exploit more than just this elephant

Eccorazzi

Perez Hilton shared the s**t storm that followed some IG videos that hip hop recording artist French Montana shared of his 32nd birthday gift – an elephant doing party tricks on his front lawn. Iggy Azalea, Montana’s rapping and romantic partner, also took a turn posing with the “present.” But since Montana and Azalea aren’t on team vegan, and likely most of these commenters aren’t either, all animal exploitation is the elephant in the room (get it).

Montana: Dogs, Skiing, Yoga, Beer, Hot Springs, & Love.

Elephant Journal

Sleeping in the sun on blankets. Planting seeds and watching them grow. Finding hot springs. Playing with the dog. Running like the wind. Feeling the rain. Riding a horse. That''s what it''s all about this time of year. Adventure Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Yoga

Brad Pitt’s Org to Help Build Green Homes on Montana Reservation

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Brad Pitt is helping the Sioux and Assiniboine American Indian tribes of Fort Peck, Montana by building sustainable green homes for underprivileged families within their reservation. The project is part Read More The post Brad Pitt’s Org to Help Build Green Homes on Montana Reservation appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Glacier National Park in Montana- Q& A

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UCGS answers climate change questions from Glacier National Park in Montana

Dennis Quaid’s Breathtaking Montana Ranch Hits The Market

Eccorazzi

For 25 years, Dennis Quaid has called home a sprawling, wild homestead in Montana on 418 acres. Unfortunately, he’s found a new love called surfing, and with Big Sky Country offering few opportunities to indulge (What the hell Montana?!), he’s decided to throw his ranch up on the market and move to Hawaii. Rough life. [.]. Home Lifestyle

The Berkeley Pit – An Overview

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Last week many birders were shocked and saddened by the deaths of thousands of Snow Geese who, trapped by adverse weather conditions, landed at the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana. As an Explainer of Montana, I am here to help. Conservation environment Montana Snow Goose

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Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

This week's coal vs. clean energy examples come from Montana and Minnesota. Having once lived in Montana myself, I can't imagine wanting to ruin such a beautiful big sky with coal pollution -- but that's just what the Colstrip coal plant is doing.

Night Moves

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Or at least the four dogs in the house I’m staying at in Montana showed no particular reaction to the 5.8 Birds earthquakes Montana OspreySo it turns out dogs are useless.

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Birding By the Way

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Because they are near the still, stocked waters of McCormick Park Fishing Pond, this pair of Osprey often do well in years when high, turbid waters result in nest failures for other Montana Osprey – and this year has been such a year. Birding Montana Osprey puns

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The Story of Russell A. Crow

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This story comes from Emily Johnson, who is a sub-permittee for a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Helena, Montana. Grace’s high school is in Bozeman, Montana, next to a McDonald’s. Birds bird rehabilitation bird rescue crows Montana

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Year of the Shrike

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For some reason, this is the year that the masked butcherbirds have been around in my corners of Montana, with as many sightings for me in 2014 as in the rest of my life (including the other three years I lived in Montana) combined. Birding Montana New York Northern Shrike Yesterday I saw a Dark-eyed Junco while I was walking my dog. It was the Slate-colored form, of course.

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TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

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Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S. The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

An Osprey is an Osprey is an Osprey

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Birds Montana names Ospreys web cams Today we named the three Osprey chicks that hatched out at Dunrovin ranch. It was a complex process, involving a selfie contest, voting by the site members, and fabulous prizes. I have to confess that I got a bit caught up in the whole contest. As a Dunrovin employee I didn’t submit a name or vote, but I was passionately in favor of some names, and passionately against others.

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Redpolls Run Rampant

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It’s been beautiful here in Montana lately. Birding Interior West Montana winter finchesBy beautiful, I mean too cold, too gray, and as always too dry, but full of birds.

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The sustainable 'River Bank House' nestles amidst the pristine Mountains of Montana

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Pratima Kalra: Set against a backdrop of beautiful mountains, the River Bank house rests calmly along the Gallatin River outside Big Sky in Montana.

Ain’t no Winter in Oatman. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

Adventure Arts & Culture Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) desert ghost town Montana Oatman photography poem Her moral obligation to keep our hearts entwined.

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I am Grateful for the Hard Things.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) breakdown breakup depression hard stuff Montana relationship sadness suicideMy mom had called my boyfriend earlier that day and said she had some bad news. She asked him to be with me when she calls me later that day. When she called.

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A Week on the Matador Ranch

Conservancy Talk

I have had the pleasure for most of my life to live in Montana , a beautiful, wild and sometimes harsh place. The Matador is located on Montana’s Northern Prairie and is nestled at the foot of the Little Rockies Mountains. Favorite Nature montana ranching

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Like Summer. {Poem}

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Literary Journal hiking love Montana poem summer Summer hours elapse into delightful rows of colorful spruce.

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Nature Photo of the Week: Stop and Smell the Wildflowers

Conservancy Talk

Flickr photographer Taylor McDowell snapped this photo at Shook Mountain, Montana — thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group ! What a picture-perfect view.

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Confessions of a Wannabe Celiac.

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Ginger snaps make me horny. Biscotti makes me foam at the mouth.

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Top 10 Winter Habits of Seasonal Shacker-Uppers. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

Elephant Journal

So if you''ve been hesitant to move in, here are some reasons you should do it! There are lots of reasons to keep your own apartment, but if you''re ready, living together can be the best things in the world. Just don''t become a shacker-upper.

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The Heartbreaking Case of a Stolen Banjo in Missoula, MT. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

Elephant Journal

Karma is real. So whoever stole this banjo from this poor man needs to give it back now and needs to apologize. I''ve heard this man''s music on the street, it''s beautiful, and it''s his only source of income and/or happiness right now.

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Montanans announce recall campaigns against NDAA Supporting Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester

Green (Living) Review

Montana is one of nine states with provisions that say that the right of recall extends to recalling members of its federal congressional delegation, pursuant to Montana Code 2-16-603, on the grounds of physical or mental lack of fitness, incompetence, violation of oath of office, official misconduct, or conviction of certain felony offenses. Montana law requires stated grounds for recall which show conformity to the allowed grounds for recall.

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I Meditate While Mountain Running. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today benefits of meditation Buddha Cleansing god health Idaho meditation mindful Mindful living Montana mountains physical fitness positive thinking running Western I call it “active meditation.” ” Running to induce pure thought that moves seamlessly with every step.

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The Fire Inside You. ~ Jenna Penielle Lyons

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Free Content to Partners Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today asana Buddha Fire love Montana outdoors padmasana plants

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LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

Apsáalooke Hip Hop Artist Takes the Gun & Makes Rad Music.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) art crime culture drugs expression hip hop Montana mtv music Native American new music poverty rap He bridges the gap between ghetto life and reservation life by explaining the similitude with his work, which draws upon his indigenous beliefs and hip hop influences.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 3

Conservancy Talk

Bison aren’t home on the range yet: efforts to restore their populations meet resistance in Montana. ( What goes great with that morning caffeine buzz? The Green Buzz. “Unprecedented” dolphin deaths in the Gulf linked to BP oil spill? Huffington Post ). Giant ocean garbage patches , meet your match. And a teen invented it, to boot!) ( Treehugger ). The Exxon crude oil spill in Arkansas is a big mess — and is reinvigorating the Keystone Pipeline debate.

The Grizzly Truth About Bear Re-population

Eco Friendly Daily

While older estimates indicated about 250-350 grizzlies in the Montana region, the lower end of that scale might now rest at 563-765 bears, a nearly 100% increase. Environment Green News bears California democrats grizzly legislation mccain montana