As soon as the snow melts, new shoots and leaves burst forth with life. The valley and lower hillsides are bright green as plants begin to grow and photosynthesize — the process in which plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to make oxygen and energy. The chlorophyll produced in the leaves is what makes them look green. Leaves are brightest when they … [Read more...] about June Nature News: The Pulse of Spring in Jackson Hole
May Nature News —Summer hiking season has begun in the Tetons!
Our summer hiking season has begun and we are getting creative in finding dry trails to explore. So far, spring 2023 continues the trend of cold, wet weather. This past winter ended as the longest, coldest, and snowiest on record. Snow continues to dominate the landscape except for our green valley beneath the mountains. Animals have been slow to move … [Read more...] about May Nature News —Summer hiking season has begun in the Tetons!
April Nature News: Snow flies while birds give a nod to spring in Jackson Hole
While Spring has officially begun, it arrived with more snow and cold temperatures, which is not uncommon in the Teton region. It was a record-breaking snow year. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has reported over 580 inches at the resort's summit and the Town of Jackson has reported over 100 inches. Even though cold temps and snow dominate the weather, … [Read more...] about April Nature News: Snow flies while birds give a nod to spring in Jackson Hole
March Nature News — Snowbanks are high and powder is deep in Jackson Hole
What a winter it has been! Snowbanks are high and powder is deep. A recent storm cycle lasted eight days and Rendezvous Bowl at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort reports 468 inches of total snow with more on the way. March can be a wet month so it seems Old Man Winter is not ready to give way to spring. Days are getting longer and birds are beginning … [Read more...] about March Nature News — Snowbanks are high and powder is deep in Jackson Hole
February Nature News — Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole
Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole as we reach the middle of the season. Recent storms produced lots of fresh powder to play in and the few sunny days brought frigid Arctic air from the north with highs in the single digits. This is great news for snow enthusiasts, but when it’s this cold and snowy outside, you can’t help but consider the … [Read more...] about February Nature News — Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole