We invite all those interested in the native plants of Jackson Hole to enjoy our programs, information sources and good company. We are Teton Plants, which is 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.
Membership: If you’d like to join our group, our annual dues are $5/year (that’s not a typo, dues are just $5). Please click on this link to go to the membership page of our parent group, the Wyoming Native Plant Society. That page has a drop down menu of choices and a PayPal button to join. Our group is called Teton Plants. Thanks! (When meetings start again, we’ll also take cash and checks.)
UPCOMING LECTURES, WALKS, and HIKES
- Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m. via Zoom (link below), “Retracing History Reveals Ecological Shifts in the Greater Yellowstone” with Trevor Bloom.
Timing is everything. In the 1970’s legendary biologist Frank Craighead began frequent observations on the seasonal timing of ecological events in what is now Grand Teton National Park, including when wildflowers sprout leaves, bud, flower and fruit. This study is known as phenology. Frank used these notes to write the popular book, For Everything There is a Season: The Sequence of Natural Events in the Grand Teton-Yellowstone Area. Nearly 50 years later, local Wyoming biologist Trevor Bloom has built on this legacy to compare modern phenological events to his historic data. In this exciting virtual talk, Trevor will present the startling results of the research and share his newest short film on the project: For Everything There Was a Season (Spring). Trevor Bloom is a Community Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Chapter and a Research Associate for Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative. He grew up in Jackson, Wyoming surrounded by nature in the shadow of the Tetons. For several years he has been incorporating volunteers to help him with his work. Zoom presentation co-sponsored by Teton Plants and Teton County Library.
From September through May, 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!
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.
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