The Winter Solstice, December 21, marks the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere and this year it also marked the beginning of snow season in Jackson Hole. For most of December, the valley floor remained brown, temperatures reached into the forties, and winter recreation was delayed due to a lack of snow. Fortunately, Old Man Winter brought LOTS … [Read more...] about January Nature News: Winter Solstice Brings Lots of Snow to Jackson Hole
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In Jackson Hole, November and December are expected to be dark, cold, rainy and snowy. Many Jackson locals enjoy the quiet months at home to train for ski season, swap out their wardrobes, winterize, and enjoy the magnificent landscape without a lot of visitors. Others prefer to swap out the cold in exchange for biking and camping in the Southwest. Either … [Read more...] about December Nature News: Scant snow leaves Jackson Hole relatively bare going into ski season
Autumn is a dynamic time of year here in Jackson Hole with sunshine, rain, snow and sleet. Each day brings a new surprise. The high peaks are enshrouded in snow, most of our local birds have migrated to southern climates and animals are on the move seeking lower elevations and winter territories. The Hole Hiking Experience is closed for fall break. We … [Read more...] about November Nature News: Autumn is a dynamic time in Jackson Hole
Fall is a favorite time of the year for our team of naturalists. Autumn arrives with frosty mornings, the sound of bugling bull elk, and vibrant foliage dotting the hillsides. We've had unseasonably warm, dry weather, what is referred to as Indian summer, and the trees and plants are showing their colors once again. Both the dogwood and huckleberry bushes … [Read more...] about October Nature News: Autumn brings frosty mornings and bugling bull elk
Local — A Shift to Fall Last month set records as one of the wettest Augusts ever! Full days of rain are typically uncommon at this time of year but we all welcomed the rain to offset this hot and dry summer. Snow fell on some of the high peaks reminding us that it can snow any time of year in Jackson Hole. The fire bans have been lifted, berries are … [Read more...] about September Nature News: Tremendous change in the air as daylight wanes and we shift to fall