What’s Buzzin’

What can you see around Western Montana right now?

What’s Buzzin’ – 7/14/23

Summertime and the buggin’ is easy. This week brings us several insects (and arachnids!) we’ve never featured before, from a beetle masquerading as a wasp to a spider who showed […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 7/7/23

Did you pack your sunscreen? The days are long, the sun is fierce, and if you’re not careful, you might end up with a sunburn trying to capture a photo […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 6/30/23

This week’s submissions offer a look into the diversity of our pollinators, from bees to moths to the (lesser-known) flower beetles. Everyone is busy collecting food for their young or […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 6/23/23

Happy official start to the summer! Though it certainly hasn’t felt like it the last few days (in Missoula, at least), we’re approaching the warmest and buggiest time of the […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 6/16/23

Holy Lepidopterans, Batman! It’s a butterfly bonanza! We were inundated with moth and butterfly reports this week, but since this is What’s Buzzin‘, we threw in some buzzing insects for good measure. Summer is […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 6/9/23

It’s been another variable week for insect sightings as spring storms roll through the area. Many, like some wood boring beetles and moth species are still in their larval stage, […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 6/2/23

The insects are officially out in full force; rain or shine, you’re likely to find something just by stepping out your front door. We’re seeing tons of butterflies and moths, […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 5/26/23

This week, we’re starting to see signs of insects that didn’t overwinter in their adult stage like skipper butterflies and bee flies, as well as some late bloomers like the Nevada bumblebee, […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 5/19/23

And we’re off! Insect activity has exploded in the last week and shows no signs of slowing down. With more warm weather in the forecast, local flowers are finally in […]

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What’s Buzzin’ – 5/12/23

With variable weather comes variable insect sightings. Spring in Montana means short windows to enjoy the sun, and fleeting glimpses at the insects that are starting to emerge. But who […]

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