The haze of wildfire smoke from fires in Oregon, California and Canada is a common irritant this summer. Fortunately, there are no close fires to the Tetons and recent monsoonal moisture has come to the rescue of parched meadows and streams. Moose have been seen resting along waterways seeking cooler temperatures. Mature berries can be found along hiking … [Read more...] about August Nature News: The Relief of Sweet Rain in the Tetons
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By the summer solstice, energy soars in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with long, sunny days, young animals frolicking about, young birds calling from their nests, blooming flowers, and lots of curious visitors. The snow continues to melt at higher elevations fueling wildflower jubilees in alpine meadows. With over 1,000 species of flowering plants in … [Read more...] about July Nature News: Stunning Wildflower Displays and Grizzly Bear Challenges
Green dominated the month of May as the landscape bloomed into the colors of summer. May days started chilly but warm afternoon temperatures had the creeks and rivers running high and spring flowers dotting the hillsides. Leaves developed on the trees and the snowline is slowly retreating up the mountains. Mid-month brought some much needed moisture and a … [Read more...] about June Nature News — Blooms and babies in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
Local — Weather Check Changes occurring daily in Jackson Hole as spring unfolds and old man winter releases his grip on the landscape. April was drier than normal. The Jackson valley is mostly snow-free and warmer temperatures have reduced the snow depth in the mountains quite a bit. It's still early season, so there is limited access to dry mountain … [Read more...] about May Nature News: Melting Snowpack, first blooms brighten the valley
Spring arrived early in Jackson Hole bringing weather extremes with single digits in the mornings, big wind, and afternoon highs in the 50's. March was both drier and colder than average yet the valley snow has melted quickly. Animals are migrating north to summer territories, birds are building nests, and the mornings are filled with bird songs to start the … [Read more...] about April Nature News: Spring has sprung in Jackson Hole