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
- June 3-5, 2022, Wyoming Native Plant Society Wildflower Weekend/Annual Meeting, Thermopolis and the surrounding area. Click here for more info. The WNPS annual meetings gather avid beginner and expert botanists from around the state. The meeting features field trips, evening lecture and social, and great fun with other plant enthusiasts
- Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am – approx. noon, Wildflower Walk – Upper Flat Creek, Jackson, WY. Meet at 9:00 am at the entrance to the elk refuge road at the end of E Broadway, and we can caravan and carpool. Susan Marsh–botanist, native plant gardener, author, artist, and naturalist–will lead an easy walk on an informal trail above upper Flat Creek, with options to drop down to the creek side for different wildflowers and shrubs. Great views of Sheep Mountain and the Tetons as well. Wear masks in vehicles if riding with non-household members. Numbers limited. Email Susan Marsh at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
- Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m., botant hike in Dubois, WY, sponsored by the National Bighorn Sheep Center (NBSC) and Wyoming Native Plant Society. Grab your hiking poles and let’s have an adventure! National Bighorn Sheep Center has partnered with Wyoming Native Plant Society to offer a botany hike specifically for our members (and those of WYNPS)! Join Dubois’ favorite locals, Meredith Taylor and Lynn Stewart, for a wildflower hike in the East Fork area of Fremont County. We hope phenology cooperates for a stunning display of bitterroot, but we may also have opportunities to check out blazing star, Prince’s plume, Indian paintbrush, and others! This fairly easy uphill hike will reach an elevation of about 8,000′. Please bring your lunch, water, sun protection, bug spray, and bear spray. Register in advance by calling the National Bighorn Sheep Center at (307) 455-3429 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
STAY IN TOUCH
There are three ways you can stay on top of all of our activities:
First, email us to join our email list by clicking here – OR tetonplants [at] gmail [dot] com. Get notices and reminders of events (this is different than subscribing to new blog posts).
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