Mat Seidensticker – The Naturalist’s Mercantile – Episode 6

What does every community need? A store specializing in bird feeding and naturalist knowledge, of course. In Missoula, we have the Naturalist’s Mercantile, the ultimate nature geeks emporium. The store’s co-owner, Mat Seidensticker, talks with about the store, bird feeding, and his past work as an owl researcher.

My favorite portion of the conversation centered around the diminutive Flammulated Owl, the little enigma of the ponderosa pine forests of the West. Hopefully I can talk Mat into showing me the tricks of trade in finding these owls.

You can reach Mat and the Naturalist’s Mercantile at Facebook or call at (406) 544-0227

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Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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