Ravalli Museum Lecture Follows a Forest Path to the Past

A cedar grove in the Bitterroot Valley. (Fullerton Photo)

The "Field and Forest" lectures continue at the Ravalli County Museum this week with Jack Losensky presenting a view of "pre-European" forests in the Bitterroot.

Losensky's presentation is part of the series that complements the Natural History exhibit in the second-floor courtroom.

The show at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 9, will include plenty of photos of forests of the west and the Bitterroot before trappers and Lewis and Clark arrived.

The exhibit "How well do you know and observe your world?" has interactive displays on animal tracks and pelts, along with other examples of the natural world. It is a good family activity.

The Ravalli County Museum, at the corner of Bedford and South 3rd in Hamilton, has late openings until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.