Local I notice the change of the season from the inside outward. I begin to sense fall as sounds and smells change. The look of the natural world becomes softer as the light begins to wane. You can feel the change in the air. It’s a different coolness. Fall colors begin to dot the meadows and berries line the trails. September is an idyllic time to … [Read more...] about September Nature News: Jackson Hole Shifts Into Autumn
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What a magical summer here in the Tetons! It's been a season of clear blue skies and, due to the abundant spring rain, the alpine meadows appear endless with brilliantly blooming wildflowers. There are 1,000 varieties of flowering plants in our region and with blooms at all elevations, there's lots to admire right now. Find peak blossoms around 9,500 … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Epic Wildflower Displays, Fire Danger and Reforestation
You can’t beat summer in the Tetons. Summers are short but certainly sweet. With our cool, wet spring, the wildflowers are thriving and the valley is green, green, green. Summer began on June 21 and the crisp, clear mornings and blue skies make Jackson Hole an idyllic place to be. Snowpack still limits trail access and options in the high country but it's … [Read more...] about July Nature News: The Sweetness of Summer in the Tetons
Due to the unseasonably cold weather of April and May, spring has been slow to arrive in Jackson Hole. We are about two weeks behind our typical spring bloom. Most days have been wet and depending on elevation, you may experience some rain or snow. A winter weather advisory was posted for Memorial Day weekend. The good news is our mountain snowpack is close … [Read more...] about June Nature News: A chilly and wet spring will deliver a peak display of wildflower blooms
Late season snowfall and cooler temperatures have helped preserve the snowpack. Melting snow is crucial to keep the summer meadows moist and blooming as well as keeping wildfire risk at bay. After a mild winter, the cool spring has been a welcome change. Water content in the Teton snowpack is currently about 70-80% of average. Local — Grizzly … [Read more...] about May Nature News: Cool Spring Preserves Snowpack