Wow, what a month! Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have whipped and raged through the valley. Winter storms, driving rain, wind, and snow, more snow. All plant eaters: moose, deer, bison, pronghorn, bighorn sheep are stressed. All carrion eaters and scavengers: wolves, lions, coyotes, eagles, ravens, magpies are dancing the happy dance. By the first week … [Read more...] about February: wettest February on record in Jackson Hole!
The month of October started and ended wet and is characterized by rapid cooling temperatures as summer gives way to fall. On average, the start of the month has highs in the upper fifties and ends with highs in the forties. October daylight decreases by 1.25 hours over the month. On October 31, sunrise was 7:58 AM, sunset 6:15 PM. This October was a bit … [Read more...] about Nature News: October
August has been hot and fiery. Meadows are crispy and trails are dusty. Rainfall has been minimal or non-existent and the regional fires exploded during the third week of the month. Fortunately, cooler temperatures and increased humidity has helped but overall hot and dry. August seems to be a month of fires. The largest fire currently affecting … [Read more...] about Nature News: August
July is wildflower month and it is the time of the year when activity options are endless. Mountain passes are snow free and you can wander where your heart desires. Living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem means choices are endless but backcountry travel does require proper planning for a safe, successful excursion. Wild country surrounds Jackson Hole … [Read more...] about Nature News: July
June brought sunny days, dry trails, blooming flowers, young birds and much more. Nature seems to dance in June. Dance in all Her glory. When you are fortunate to visit the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem at this time of year, you witness the thrill of life. The flowers can’t seem to bloom fast enough. Once the snow melts, buttercup, spring beauty and … [Read more...] about Nature News: June