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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Hoping to get a little batty this summer!


I was working in my garden last week when I heard the first mosquito of the season. He buzzed my ear, and in an unsuccessful attempt to squash him I slapped myself upside the head.

It will be long pants and long-sleeved shirts for yard work from now until the first frost.

I’ve never lived anywhere with the amount of mosquitos we have here in Malta. Last week the insecticide spray truck began making its nightly rounds in an effort to combat the buzzing swarms.

I suspect the bloodsuckers will be much worse this summer. The bats are nearly gone.

According to a recent Montana Department of Fi...

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