It’s September and seasonal transition begins here in the Rocky Mountains. Fall brings shorter days with soft light, frosty mornings, the eerie sounds of the Elk Bugle, and yellow hues dancing on the hillsides. We'll see fewer visitors and more wildlife activity as Autumn descends on Jackson Hole. Wildfire Season It’s weird to transition to Fall without cold … [Read more...] about September Nature News: Fall Brings Warm Hues, Wildfires, and Elk Bugles to Jackson Hole
Heat and haze dominate the start of August. Temperatures this month were hot, rain was minimal and the lack of moisture has left a crispy landscape. Fire danger changed to extreme. Winds brought smoke and haze from northern California making the month predominately smoky. As I have mentioned before, fire is extremely important in the Greater Yellowstone … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Smoky skies, the controversial Grizzly hunt, and berry season in Jackson Hole
July brings the heat of summer, endless meadows of blooming flowers, and hazy skies from Western fires. Anglers fish the Snake River. Wildlife are most visible at dawn and dusk as afternoon temperatures reach the high eighties. Life pulses in our valley with playtime in the mountains, cocktails on the deck, evening music, the annual fair, summer markets, … [Read more...] about July Nature News: Jackson Hole wildflowers are in full bloom! Join us for a colorful hike in the glorious Grand Teton mountain range.
The month of June was wetter than normal. During the middle of the month, over one inch of rain fell in different parts of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Melting snow keeps the meadows green and the flowers blooming but the occasional shower is the icing on the cake. Moisture at the right time and at the right amount makes nature … [Read more...] about June Nature News: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem thrives in June with blooming plants and playful young animals
May is a visual month with color change, blue skies, wildlife, high water and lots of daylight. The color green describes the month of May. Plants awaken, start to photosynthesize and produce chlorophyll. Photosynthesis is the process of using sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce sugars or carbohydrates and how the plant makes its’ food. During this … [Read more...] about May Nature News: Springtime in Jackson Hole brings all shades of green, wildlife birthing season