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August 2017: Welcoming Equine Refugees

As it became clear that the Lolo Peak fire was headed to the heavily populated Lolo Creek and Bitterroot Valley, people began to take stock of their situations. What would they need to evacuate? Where would they go to house themselves or their animals? What would they take with them? When should they go? Should…

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August 2017: The Lolo Peak Fire

Throughout the eons, lightning storms have roiled in the mountains of Montana, sometimes dropping sheets of welcomed rain and swelling mountain streams, sometimes only putting on electrifying displays of nature’s power, and sometimes exploding trees and igniting fires. Some of these fires burn slowly. Some dissipate within days. And some become legends to all who…

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May 2017: The Joy of Flowering Fruit Trees

  When we first moved to Dunrovin from Alaska, I ended up spending a lot of time in my car driving my two sons to their various activities, such as swimming and Taekwondo in Missoula. We were all new to the community and had lots of fun taking note of all the differences between Missoula…

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Ospreys 101: Sibling Rivalry

Sterling here! SuzAnne asked me to put together some information about the dynamics among our osprey chicks this year (2014), with the first-hatched (“Lunar” or #1) picking on the 3rd- hatched (“Shadow” or #3) and, more recently, the 2nd hatched (“Sol”or #2) joining in the aggression. There is only 48 hours difference in hatching time…

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