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.
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UPCOMING LECTURES, WALKS, and HIKES
MONDAY (yes, the exception to the rule of Tuesdays), November 6, 6-8pm – “Reconstructing Early Paleogene forests and climate using the fossil leaves of Wyoming” presented by Esther Pinheiro, University of Wyoming. The warmest point in the past 65 million years (since the demise of the dinosaurs) was 55 million years ago. The earth was 90-150 F warmer than today; the poles were ice free; sea level was significantly higher; animal and plant life changed dramatically. Why does this matter? Because there is general scientific agreement that on current trends the earth could well re-visit these conditions due to human caused global warming. By studying the fossil record of this time here in Wyoming we are able to learn how this ancient event may have occurred, and to study its affect on the earth. Fossil leaves offer particularly powerful insights into the world of that time. Knowledge of the organization and host specificities of plant–herbivore food webs is important for understanding historical biodiversity patterns and the processes of their maintenance. The study of Paleogene ecological interactions allows us to better predict how modern ecosystems will respond to human caused global warming. Co-sponsored by Geologists of Jackson Hole: http://geologistsofjacksonhole.org/
- Tues., Nov. 28, 2017, 6-8pm, Teton County Library, “Effective Habitat Restoration Approaches of San Diego That Can Be Applied Here,”
Arne Johanson – Volunteer leader for habitat restoration projects in San Diego County, CA. Over the last 11 years, Arne Johanson has coordinated restoration of over 1,100 acres of degraded cattle ranches back to native plants in San Diego County, California. On each project he used teams of only 6 volunteers and developed techniques at a cost of $15. per finished acre. Can these methods be applied here in Teton County? Arne thinks so. Come hear what he has learned about giving a hand to nature.
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!
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.
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