There is a new nature store open in Missoula. Mat Seidensticker and Peggy Persico have opened the Naturalist’s Mercantile at 131 E. Main St (phone 406-544-0227). It’s not that far from where the old Birdwatcher’s Country Store was.
They carry books and binoculars, clothing and bags, artistic bird houses and mounted skeletons – frogs, snakes, birds. There’s a kids section— the Little Naturalist—with books, games, and toys for children.
In back of the store is a room full of bird food and feeders. They have sunflower and suet, corn and peanuts. And various mixes are available in bulk. They even deliver!
Check them out next time you’re in town. On First Friday they have special events too.