Shift in the weather September is a month of change — softening light and shorter days mean fall has arrived. The smoke and heat of August have been replaced by clear skies and cooler temperatures. The first snow has fallen in the Tetons and bright colors begin to dot the hillsides. Shorter daylight hours spur hormonal changes in wildlife which trigger … [Read more...] about September Nature News: chilly temps spur elk bugling and the bright hues of fall
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Local — Weather The month of August was predominately hot and dry. Trails became dusty and afternoons were spent looking for shade or a place to swim. July's weather produced tasty berries so trail hikes offered yummy raspberries, serviceberries, huckleberries, and thimbleberries. The lack of moisture raised fire danger and fires in California filled the … [Read more...] about August Nature News: Warm and dry — berry and fire season 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