We invite all those interested in the native plants of Jackson Hole to enjoy our programs, information sources and good company. We are the Teton Chapter of the Wyoming Native Plant Society. Voluntary membership dues help support our educational efforts. We welcome your participation in any way you choose.
To learn more about the Teton Chapter of the Wyoming Native Plant Society, click here or on the About tab above.
UPCOMING LECTURES, WALKS, and HIKES
From January through June, 6 pm, every fourth Tuesday of the month, we will present a program at the Teton County Library in partnership with the Teton County Library. 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson. WY. FREE. We welcome your ideas for speakers!
- Tuesday, May 26, 6-8 pm, “Natural Communities of Jackson Hole,” Teton County Library. Our wildlife thrives in different plant communities: Wetlands, grasslands, sagebrush steppe, forests, and meadows. Frances Clark, local botanist, will show slides of the different landscape types, highlighting the plants in each and the animals that depend on them. FREE.
- July 10-13, 2015, Wyoming Native Plant Society, Annual Meeting – TWO SIDES OF THE TETONS. A joint annual meeting of the Wyoming and Idaho Native Plant Societies featuring field trips on both the east and west slopes of the Tetons. Trips will range from easy walks to all-day, strenuous hikes and include chair lift rides for tours of high alpine areas. You can register on-line at: http://idahonativeplants.org/statewide-annual-meeting/ or by using the registration form mailed with the newsletter and posted with the newsletter.Register now for three days of exciting field trips, dinner and featured speaker Dr. Dennis Knight at the Driggs City Center the evening of Saturday, July 11, and camping at Reunion Flat, our basecamp in Teton Canyon – the same low camping fee applies whether you stay one night or four nights. It can accommodate both RVs and tents.There are numerous other camping options in the canyon. There are a small number of cabins near Driggs that can be reserved at Teton Valley Cabins (208-354-8153, tetonvalleycabins.com). To reserve a cabin, call soon and tell them you are with the Native Plant Society to get a cabin in our reserved block. Register now and mark your calendars for adventure!
Furthermore, we offer occasional winter field trips, so stay posted! All field trips are free and open to the public. Questions? Email us at tetonplants [at] gmail [dot] com
To chat with others in the group, post a comment below (the most recent comment is on top and see “Stay In Touch” below to learn how to subscribe to comments). For example:
- Log a special plant siting (please, for their protection, do not give locations of rare plants), OR
- See if others want to meetup for an impromptu plant hike, OR
- Suggest an activity for our program
To help identify a plant, send the image(s) in an email to – tetonplants [at] gmail [dot] com – and try to keep the file under 1 MB. We will show the image in a blog post with the name and, perhaps, other information. In the comment section for that blog post, anyone can weigh in on the answer. You can find all plant ID posts by clicking here or on the Plant ID category in the sidebar.
STAY IN TOUCH
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