Outdoors & Recreation News

While this winter so far has given Montana plenty of snow and cold, the weather in March and April will determine to a large extent the mortality of animals like deer and antelope in northcentral Montana.

For about 25 million years, woodpeckers have been slamming their beaks into trees with incredible force – about 1,200 to 1,400 g’s – to reach bugs that they eat. One g is equal to the force of gravity at the Earth’s surface.

Sharks have amazing skin. Instead of rounded scales like you would find on a trout, shark have thousands of tiny tooth-like scales called dermal denticles, a fancy way of saying “skin teeth.” Like teeth, they are hard, but on the outside they are covered with a softer material called collagen.

Although many of us may think that hawks are birds that like wide-open spaces, the Cooper’s hawk has become very good at living in cities and towns.