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
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Local Everywhere you explore, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem teems with life, whether animal or plant. This is an expansive time of year to grow and flourish. Keep an eye out for the young animals and enjoy the bursting energy of summer. The idyllic weather of June made for an explosion of wildflowers! The month started with warm temperatures … [Read more...] about June Nature News: Everywhere you explore, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem teems with life
The month of June was cool and wet. Fresh snow fell at all elevations. These below average temperatures hold the snow in the mountains. Currently, snow level is around 9,500 feet. The month ended with warmer temperatures so trail conditions will improve daily with increased access to higher elevations. With so many fun places to explore throughout the Teton … [Read more...] about June Nature News: Life in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is at a collective peak
Heat and haze dominate the start of August. Temperatures this month were hot, rain was minimal and the lack of moisture has left a crispy landscape. Fire danger changed to extreme. Winds brought smoke and haze from northern California making the month predominately smoky. As I have mentioned before, fire is extremely important in the Greater Yellowstone … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Smoky skies, the controversial Grizzly hunt, and berry season in Jackson Hole
July brings the heat of summer, endless meadows of blooming flowers, and hazy skies from Western fires. Anglers fish the Snake River. Wildlife are most visible at dawn and dusk as afternoon temperatures reach the high eighties. Life pulses in our valley with playtime in the mountains, cocktails on the deck, evening music, the annual fair, summer markets, … [Read more...] about July Nature News: Jackson Hole wildflowers are in full bloom! Join us for a colorful hike in the glorious Grand Teton mountain range.