Local — Wyoming's Winter Wonderland December delivered all of the winter weather variables to Jackson Hole: short days, long nights, frigid temperatures, icy wind, and snow. Winter became official with the Solstice on December 21, 2020. We are happy to be out on our cross country skis and snowshoes sharing the magic of Wyoming's winter wonderland with … [Read more...] about December Nature News: Grizzly 399 and her cubs delight us, CWD confirmed in GTNP
Enjoy monthly nature insights and information from the founder of The Hole Hiking Experience, Cathy Shill. Cathy is a biologist, expert guide, and acclaimed leader of the natural world. She created The Hole Hiking Experience in 1989 to inspire others though nature.
Subscribe to receive Nature News in your Inbox each month.
Local — Hello Temperature Inversion Season! November started warm with 50-degree temperatures but winter weather quickly followed and the month ended with frigid nights, crisp sunny days, and a valley inversion. Inversions are caused when high pressure traps the cold, dense air on the valley floor. Warmer, less dense air rises above. This is a typical … [Read more...] about November Nature News: Wildlife find winter territories and inversion season begins
October had the typical mix of fall mountain weather with sun, wind, rain and snow. The month ended with subzero temperatures. Both October 2019 and 2020 broke records for frigid temperatures. This year, temperatures plummeted to minus nine degrees Fahrenheit. Weather changes spur wildlife migration. Elk make their way to the southern parts of … [Read more...] about October Nature News: Weather shifts put Grizzly 399 and her four cubs on the move
Shift in the weather September is a month of change — softening light and shorter days mean fall has arrived. The smoke and heat of August have been replaced by clear skies and cooler temperatures. The first snow has fallen in the Tetons and bright colors begin to dot the hillsides. Shorter daylight hours spur hormonal changes in wildlife which trigger … [Read more...] about September Nature News: chilly temps spur elk bugling and the bright hues of fall
Local — Weather The month of August was predominately hot and dry. Trails became dusty and afternoons were spent looking for shade or a place to swim. July's weather produced tasty berries so trail hikes offered yummy raspberries, serviceberries, huckleberries, and thimbleberries. The lack of moisture raised fire danger and fires in California filled the … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Warm and dry — berry and fire season in Jackson Hole