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!
Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole as we reach the middle of the season. Recent storms produced lots of fresh powder to play in and the few sunny days brought frigid Arctic air from the north with highs in the single digits. This is great news for snow enthusiasts, but when it’s this cold and snowy outside, you can’t help but consider the … [Read more...] about February Nature News — Old Man Winter has his grip on Jackson Hole
Old Man Winter has arrived and winter recreation is now in full swing! November delivered average snowfall and below average temperatures but the snow has continued to fly bringing current snowfall to above average for this time of year. Snow King, Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee resorts are all open for the winter 2022-23 season offering lots of skiable … [Read more...] about December Nature News: Old Man Winter has Arrived
Local Jackson has the feel of fall with a chill in the air and autumn colors strewn about the landscape. It's nice to feel to the brisk air and enjoy the shimmering early morning frost and then feel the afternoon sun warm our cheeks. Both Aspen and Cottonwoods turn the hillsides yellow while Mountain Ash, Huckleberry and other shrubs dot the meadows with … [Read more...] about October Nature News: Brisk mornings, bugling elk and the vibrant colors of autumn