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.
The month of June was wetter than normal. During the middle of the month, over one inch of rain fell in different parts of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Melting snow keeps the meadows green and the flowers blooming but the occasional shower is the icing on the cake. Moisture at the right time and at the right amount makes nature … [Read more...] about June Nature News: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem thrives in June with blooming plants and playful young animals
May is a visual month with color change, blue skies, wildlife, high water and lots of daylight. The color green describes the month of May. Plants awaken, start to photosynthesize and produce chlorophyll. Photosynthesis is the process of using sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce sugars or carbohydrates and how the plant makes its’ food. During this … [Read more...] about May Nature News: Springtime in Jackson Hole brings all shades of green, wildlife birthing season
The month of April shared spring weather with a mix of rain, snow, and sun. My travels took me to Asia back to the peaceful country of Bhutan. Upon my return, snow glistens on the Teton Peaks and the newness of spring brightens the southern parts of our valley. Leaves are just starting to develop on the Chokecherry bushes near my house in town. Male Aspen … [Read more...] about April Nature News: Jackson Hole hiking guides lead adventure travel excursion to Bhutan
March was stormy and brought winter to all elevations. As the month began, snow fell to the valley floor which was the first time it was truly white. The landscape changed and March felt like January. Temperatures were different but storms and wind dominated much of the month and winter storm advisories were common. The white landscape allowed access to … [Read more...] about March Nature News: Jackson Hole blanketed with snow, Grizzly Bear tracks on March 6