A beautiful Montana June in Photos

  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  A herd of over 400 Boer goats graze on grasses and invasive plant species along the Drinking Horse Mountain Trail Tuesday morning.
  • Goat herder Alex Gallardo Ricaldi and Lora Soderquist, regional manager of Perscriptive Livestock Service have been working to rid the Drinking Horse Mountain Trail of invasive plant species by using over 400 Boer goats graze them.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Willow Spring Lanb Vindaloo Buns at the Saffron Table restaurant feature steamed flour buns with vindaloo curry topped with pickled cucumber and a spicy yogurt.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Manhattan High School junior Taylor Oldenburger, 16, practices on the school courts Friday afternoon in Manhattan. His team will be traveling to Columbus this weekend for their first basketball tournament of the summer.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Sound effect specialists Marya Cline and Wren Goodman, from left, use objects and homemade devices to help add audio authenticity in the upcoming Don't Close Your Eyes: Live Radio Theatre performance at The Verge.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Orion Thornton, owner of Onsite Energy, has retrofitted his Bozeman home with solar panels and has changed it into a super energy efficient home.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Hawthorne Elementary School fifth grader Jeffery Wood launches his water rocket during a special last day of school event for graduating students Wednesday morning in Bozeman.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  As part of their last day of school tradition, each Hawthorne Elementary School graduating 5th grader got a chance to launch their water rockets for the whole school to see Wednesday morning in Bozeman.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Fifth graders from Hawthorne Elementary School track a launched water rocket on its flight path through the air Wednesday afternoon during their last day of school.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Montana State University track and field athletes Jeff Mohl and Carley McCutchen will both be competing in the upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Montana State University Vice President of Research and Development Renee Reijo Pera has high hopes for the school's future fundraising endeavors.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Bridger School student Samantha Brooks-Smith, 18. will be graduating this spring.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Dave Norwoods, of Hollywood, Calif., takes his 29-year-old pet macaw parrot "Sarge" our for a walk in downtown Bozeman Thursday morning. Temperatures throughout the Gallatin Valley stayed in the low 70s throughout the day.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Longfellow Elementary School 5th grade teacher Linda Babock, center, will be retiring at the end of the school year after teaching 38 years in the Bozeman school district.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  female Red-winged Blackbird jumps to a better perch on a cattail early Tuesday morning at the Cherry River fishing access.
  • A male Yellow-headed Blackbird flies towards the sound of a potential mate in its habitat is cattail emergent marshlands at the Cherry River Fishing Access Tuesday morning.A male Yellow-headed Blackbird flies towards the sound of a potential mate in its habitat is cattail emergent marshlands at the Cherry River Fishing Access Tuesday morning.
  • A male Yellow-headed Blackbird flies towards the sound of a potential mate in its habitat is cattail emergent marshlands at the Cherry River Fishing Access Tuesday morning.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  A male Yellow Warbler flies through green cattails on the trail near the Cherry River Fishing Access Tuesday morning.
  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Clutching a beak full of insects, a male Red-winged Blackbird checks its speed as it comes in for landing amongst the cattails at the Cherry River fishing access early Tuesday morning.
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  • Mike Greener/Chronicle  Sacajawea Audubon Society members Loreene Reid, Paulette Epple and Lou Ann Harris, from left, share a laugh as they enjoy the morning bird activity at the Cherry River fishing access off Frontage Road in Bozeman.

Here are some photographs I made for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle over the last couple of weeks. The weather has been cool and beautiful. Needless to say, I’ve been taking full advantage of the outdoors. Thanks for looking. -M

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