Montana Outdoors

April 5, 2010

“Spotlight On” The Montana Natural History Center.

Filed under: Montana, Nature — Tags: — montucky @ 9:52 pm

The Montana Natural History Center, a non-profit organization located in Missoula Montana was founded in 1991 by a group of educators who had the vision to create a natural history center as a resource for schools and the public. It was originally housed on the University of Montana campus and now resides in its own home near McCormick Park in the heart of Missoula. Its mission is to promote and cultivate the appreciation, understanding, and stewardship of nature through education.

The Center has started this new blog site to feature naturalist observations on western Montana’s plants, animals and activities and to share some of the Naturalist activities that it does, spread some knowledge and excitement about Western Montana’s natural areas, and encourage others to do the same. They plan to do a “Spotlight On” post each week featuring native plants of western Montana.

This will be a great site for nature lovers, particularly those who live in this region. I have already found the new site to be interesting, informative and helpful. (Perhaps they can even help me to correctly identify for a change, some of the plants that I photograph!)

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18 Comments »

  1. Hey Terry – just sent a prayer up for you after reading your comment on my blog. I pray you find, feel and are surrounded by peace.

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — April 5, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

  2. Looks like a great resource, not to mention more pretty Montana photography.

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    Comment by Candace — April 6, 2010 @ 2:22 am

  3. Thank You for this link, so I can ckeck it also from time to time.

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    Comment by sartenada — April 6, 2010 @ 8:05 am

  4. Thank you for this link Terry. Very interesting. I added it to my t bar
    right next to yours.

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    Comment by Rich — April 6, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    • From what I can see, they are going to do a great job with it.

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      Comment by montucky — April 6, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

  5. I just checked out their blog–pretty interesting site!

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    Comment by kateri — April 6, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    • I’m very happy to see their efforts and the more people who become interested the better!

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      Comment by montucky — April 6, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

  6. Nice to hear about this organization as well as its blog.

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    Comment by knightofswords — April 6, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    • I was also pleased to find it. (Actually they found me.)

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      Comment by montucky — April 6, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

  7. How fun is this! And you’ll love it as a resource. No more mistaking daisies for dandelions! 🙂

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — April 6, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

  8. That is a very nice blog. Not as nice as yours though. : )

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    Comment by kcjewel — April 7, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    • Thank you for the kind words, Jewel! I think it will be just as nice before they are through, and more informative, too. It is just getting started now. I know I’ll learn a lot from it.

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      Comment by montucky — April 7, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

  9. Wonderful!

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    Comment by Iona — April 11, 2010 @ 3:53 pm


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