March ends with near average snowfall and a 99-inch base. 409 inches of snow has fallen this season at the 9,580 foot/Rendezvous Bowl plot. Spring began on March 20 with the Vernal Equinox which is the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator. Daylight will dominate our 24-hour cycle in the northern hemisphere until the start of summer. Birds return … [Read more...] about Nature News: March
The season of spring, the vernal equinox, began March 20 with a new moon and total solar eclipse. The season has come early to the Tetons with our mild winter and warm temperatures. Animals are on the move. Aspen catkins hang heavy on trees. Geese are nesting. Owls call to mates. The iridescent blue of the male Mountain Bluebird thrills us as they dart from … [Read more...] about Nature News: March
April is considered off season in Jackson Hole. Locals journey to sunny spots. Restaurants offer discounts. Hotels close for spring cleaning. The town has a restful feel. It's the ideal month to drive into Grand Teton Park. Grizzles are moving and two sows with cubs frequent Oxbow Bend. I watched a cub dig for pocket gophers. Amazing how present animals … [Read more...] about April in Grand Teton Park- grizzlies, pelicans, swans, elk and much more
The first day of Spring- March 20, 2013! In Jackson, it is snowing which is typical weather in March. It is a bit harder to see signs of spring when living in the mountains. Tulips, daffodils, and lilacs are a long ways off. Even so, changes are occurring. Bears have been seen for about a week so bear spray is needed when touring. Birds are migrating back … [Read more...] about Spring is here!
May. The spring of 2011 will remain in the record books. Over 12 feet of snow covers the mountains and additional accumulation is predicted. Water content is 185% of average and spring temperatures will determine the potential for floods. We have received over 700 inches of snow this season. The avalanche hazard and weather forecast has been reinstated. Wet … [Read more...] about May Nature News in Jackson Hole, WY – landslide, deep snow pack, daily spring changes