Archive for August, 2019

Remember Jane Shull Beasley

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

We would like to take a moment to remember our dear Jane Shull Beasley. Jane passed away peacefully on July 22, 2019. She was in the company of her daughter Sandy and her two kitty friends. Jane founded the store with her husband Ray 26 years ago. The store began as a venue in which to feature Jane’s artwork and eventually evolved into a Helena destination. She was a prolific artist, conservationist, nature lover, and community supporter.

A service commemorating Jane’s long, full life was held on August 9th, 2019. It was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Thank you to everyone who called, visited, sent condolences, and attended the service. We appreciate your support!

Continue to remember Jane Shull Beasley by visiting the store and keeping her in your hearts. She is with us always.

Unique Bird Houses and Feeders

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Unique Bird Houses and FeedersWe would like to share some unique bird houses and feeders made by inmates at the Montana Correctional Institute! They use materials that have been forgotten to create something new and beautiful. Come in and see the wide selection of affordable reclaimed license plates we have to offer. We have different sizes, shapes, and colors available in the store. They are vibrant and would add personality to your home while providing functionality and safety to your feathered friends. Our favorite part is the hands that prepare these special them. Continue reading below to learn more about the program and the many benefits it produces.

Montana Correctional Institute provides vocational education, on-the-job training, and work experience in the industry. While working in the program, inmates can develop marketable job skills, a strong work ethic, and build self-esteem. Often for the first time, they can have pride in their accomplishments and especially in their artwork. In addition, inmates are able to earn wages to repay victim restitution and court-ordered fines. They can even save up for their release back into society. It teaches them responsibility while offering a positive outlet. We think this is a wonderful opportunity and can’t wait to share with our customers their hand made work!

Stop in to check out these new unique bird houses and feeders and tell us what you think! See you in soon!

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Bat Cruise with Montana WILD

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
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Join us on a Bat Cruise with Montana WILD!

The Gates of the Mountains is home to the largest population of bats in Montana. In the evening the bats come out of their crevice roosts to forage on insects. There will be wildlife biologists from Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks on the Bat Cruise to talk about the bats. The boat will travel to the middle of the upper canyon, shut off the motor and watch the out-migration. Bring flashlights to light up the bats on their way out of the canyon.

The Bat Cruise with Montana WILD depart at 8:30 p.m.on Aug. 15, 21, 22, and 23. The tour fare is $10.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Henry the IV And The Merry Wives of Windsor

Since 1973, Shakespeare in the Parks has brought free, professional productions of Shakespeare and other classics to Montana communities. All performances are offered at no cost in local parks or other public spaces making them accessible to all.

Join us from 6:30pm -8:30pm on Monday & Tuesday, August 5th and 6th, 2019. at Pioneer Park. If there is bad weather, the back-up location is Helena Middle School. For more information on Shakespeare in the Parks, visit

Birds & Beasleys is a unique art gallery and gift shop located in Downtown Helena, Montana. You’ll find original works of art by Montana artists. We are known for our large variety of gifts in a wide range of prices, plus our excellent customer service.

Additionally, we are a wild bird feed and supply house. Find everything you need for your backyard feathered friends, premium birdseed, unique birdhouses, and feeders.

Birds & Beasleys Bird Walks

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Bird WalksJoin Birds & Beasleys and experienced birders on guided walks to their favorite birding spots in the Helena area. Meet in front of the store and drive or carpool to the walk, which is about 2 hours long. We visit local spots like Spring Meadow or the Fairgrounds Pond. Families and novice birders are most welcome. The Bird Walks will be going on every Saturday in August. Make sure you keep up with our Facebook page to see the various locations these events will be taking place.
Where: In front of Birds and Beasleys, 2 South Last Chance Gulch.
Time: 7:30am- about 9:30am
Wear comfy walking shoes, pack some water, and bring binoculars if you have them. The bird walks are a treat for visiting family and friends who happen to be birders!
Call us at 449-0904 for more info.
See you soon!



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