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Summer road trip: White sand and white heat

What does 115 degrees in New Mexico sound like? White Sands National Monument seemed to sizzle as insects called from the side of the road last weekend. The gypsum sand looked like fresh snow. People even brought sleds. Here is a recording for … Continue reading

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Meadowlark song

The writer Ivan Doig was a keen observer of the natural environment, especially the birds of the West. In his novel Ride with Me, Mariah Montana, Doig wrote of “Warbles and trills and solo after solo … the air was magically busy.” This … Continue reading

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Long Time Coming

Asking people to raise their own taxes is a tough sell. Just ask our local county government how easy it was to get the money to build a new jail a few year back, and how easy it is now … Continue reading

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Ear Mountain

If a place ever beckoned to a nature sound recordist, it is Ear Mountain. I had never been there, but saw the name on a map and had to visit. I happened to be in nearby Choteau, Montana for a … Continue reading

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July Library Workshops

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