As the days shorten, wildlife is actively preparing for the shift to winter. Throughout this season of transition, visit mixed habitats to find wildlife foraging along their winter migration paths. Moose, Deer, and Elk all rely on plants, so you'll find them gobbling up what they can in order to gain weight and survive the lean food supply months of … [Read more...] about October Nature News: Wildlife Viewing Opportunities Abound as Daylight Diminishes
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
The month of December begins with white peaks and a brown valley. The warm temperatures in November melted the valley snowpack so the month starts with biking and hiking at 6400 feet. By the third week, the Solstice brought winter back to Jackson Hole and over a foot of snow fell in the mountains and the valley landscape changed. Due to the low snow … [Read more...] about December: Solstice, Christmas Bird Count, Elk on the move
The month of September brings seasonal change, smoke in the air, local earthquakes and snow in the high country. September begins smoky with reduced air quality. No big fires burn near Jackson Hole but the western United States is experiencing the worst fire season ever. 74 major wildfires burn in eight western states. Oregon has fires burning the size … [Read more...] about September: local earthquakes, smoky valley, RAY of change- fall arrives