Local — Weather and Wildflowers June's cool weather made July's peak flower month spectacular this year! With over 1,000 species of flowering plants in Jackson Hole, the display is diverse and colorful — the pink of Elephant's Head, the purple of Silky Phacelia, the red of Indian Paintbrush, the Wyoming state flower, and so many more. As the month drew … [Read more...] about July Nature News: Peak wildflower viewing in Jackson Hole
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
Local Weather April was cold and snowy in Wyoming with a whisper of spring. Due to a family emergency, I spent the month in the Midwest. I traveled to Ohio when my mother broke her back. April in Ohio contrasts greatly with the winter landscape of Wyoming. The month started with green grass and flowering trees: Magnolias, Pear, Redbud, Maple and … [Read more...] about April Nature News: Transition to spring!
Local Climate March began sunny and blue and the familiar song of the Cassin's Finch filled the air once again. The start of Spring brought bears out of hibernation and the return of many birds to nest and breed: Red-Winged Blackbirds, Red Tail Hawks, Great Blue Herons, Robins, Cassin's Finch and Juncos, just to name a few. I spotted a neighborhood … [Read more...] about March Nature News: Songbirds return offering rays of hope to Jackson Hole
Local Climate February had its mix of sun and snow, but by mid-month we had already reached a snowfall depth of 400 inches, which is the annual average snowfall at 9,000 feet. The white landscape, deep snow, and frigid mornings gave the valley a wintry feel. As the month ended, the sun's warmth whispered spring and that changes will come. Local … [Read more...] about February Nature News: The Whisper of Spring and the Roar of Mountain Lions