I think autumn is my favorite time of year in Jackson Hole. The weather can be spectacular and the shaded areas whisper winter with a chill in the air. Snow begins to fall in the high country but you can still access most hikes since it has yet to accumulate. Hiking is more comfortable with cooler temps and no bugs. The aspen and cottonwood trees are turning … [Read more...] about October Nature News: The Wonders of Autumn in Jackson Hole
Summertime can be a bit overwhelming in the Tetons these days, with traffic and parking delays, but the blue skies, sunshine, wildflowers, and warm temperatures are a joyous treat. These long summer days offer endless recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike. The mountains continue to deliver their majestic beauty, fields of wildflowers, and … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Summertime Adventures in Jackson Hole
It's already an epic flower year in the Tetons! Summers are short in the Rocky Mountains and they certainly are sweet with millions of acres of wild country to explore. We are experiencing an “El Niño” weather pattern, when warmer ocean temperatures off the coast of South America bring wetter than average conditions across Northwest Wyoming. The snow line … [Read more...] about July Nature News: Coexisting with Nature
As soon as the snow melts, new shoots and leaves burst forth with life. The valley and lower hillsides are bright green as plants begin to grow and photosynthesize — the process in which plants use sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to make oxygen and energy. The chlorophyll produced in the leaves is what makes them look green. Leaves are brightest when they … [Read more...] about June Nature News: The Pulse of Spring in Jackson Hole
Our summer hiking season has begun and we are getting creative in finding dry trails to explore. So far, spring 2023 continues the trend of cold, wet weather. This past winter ended as the longest, coldest, and snowiest on record. Snow continues to dominate the landscape except for our green valley beneath the mountains. Animals have been slow to move … [Read more...] about May Nature News —Summer Hiking Season has Begun in the Tetons!