Bitterroot Outdoor Journal – Gift Guide
The Bitterroot Outdoor Journal provides tips every week on what you can see in the Western Montana natural surroundings. Bob Danley has always suggested that you know what you're observing. To help, here are some books and things that will help anyone, especially if you need a gift for an "outdoors" type of person.
Birds and Birding -
Butterfly and Dragonfly -
Other Topics -
Bob also suggests you take your time in selecting a good pair of binoculars. He listed these things to consider - Image sharpness, Brightness in all light conditions, Edge-to-edge focus, Color rendition (do colors look natural?), Ease of focus and Close-focus Capacity, and Size (does it fit your hands or is it too heavy?). If you wear glasses, check out the term "Eye Relief" online. Some binoculars work well with glasses, others don't.
A couple of other suggestions - an inexpensive magnifying glass for close-up looks at plants and stuff. And the gift of "time," where you give someone a hand-made certificate which promises that you will take a certain amount of time to go out with them into the "wilds of Montana." The Bitterroot Outdoor Journal is heard Wednesday mornings at about 7:45 a.m. during the Bitterroot Morning newscast on 1240 AM KLYQ and www.klyq.com.