The first day of Spring- March 20, 2013! In Jackson, it is snowing which is typical weather in March. It is a bit harder to see signs of spring when living in the mountains. Tulips, daffodils, and lilacs are a long ways off. Even so, changes are occurring. Bears have been seen for about a week so bear spray is needed when touring. Birds are migrating back … [Read more...] about Spring is here!
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The photo was taken in Grand Teton Park and shows how a grouse slept in the snow for warmth. The top hole is where the animal plunged into the snow. You can see the wing marks. It burrowed to find a depth of warmth. To be insulated by the snow. The lower hole is where it emerged after a night’s sleep. Snow is an amazing insulator once you have about eight … [Read more...] about Grouse sleep in snow- Grand Teton National Park
While touring last week, we saw a clear porcupine track. Couldn't find the animal but it did travel through mixed conifers. Porcupines drag their bellies through the snow and walk pigeon-toed. Temperatures were quite cold in the valley so we toured on Teton Pass and enjoyed a nice temperature inversion. Snow expected tomorrow and temperatures have warmed … [Read more...] about Nature Update: Porcupine tracks in the snow
Happy Solstice! Winter has settled into Jackson Hole... May all beings be happy May all beings be peaceful May all beings be safe and have ease of being May we step into the light, this new beginning, with compassion for ourselves and others. … [Read more...] about Happy Solstice!
Greetings, We have been back from Asia for about three weeks. This photo was taken by Lisa Finkelstein at one of the monasteries. All the monks really enjoy meeting us and having photos taken. I am standing in the background. As Lisa said, “Marc and I had a great trip with everyone.” I am truly pleased with how much fun we had and everyone’s positive … [Read more...] about Nature Update