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
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6-8pm, “Cheatgrass on the Bridger-Teton National Forest,” Teton County Library, FREE. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) continues to threaten biological diversity and ecological integrity within and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. This non-native weed competes with native plant species, changes fire regimes, decreases wildlife habitat and impacts recreation opportunities. Come learn about the biology, ecological impacts, and management challenges of this invasive grass in out national forest. Presenters include: Chad Hayward, USFS, Acting Ranger for the Greys River District; Julie Kraft, Sublette County Weed & Pest; Erika Edmiston and Mark Daluge, Teton County Weed and Pest; and Alyson Courtemanch, Biologist with Wyoming Game and Fish. Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson. Open to the public and FREE.
Tuesday, May 23, 6-8pm, Orval C. Harrison, author of Wildflowers of Star Valley and the Tri-Basin Country, will talk about botanizing along the Grey’s and Salt Rivers. Mr. Harrison will cover a range of topics related to the flowers of Star Valley: wandering nearby mountains, creeks, and forks; writing his book; describing special habitats from sulphur springs to alpine heights, and highlighting invasive to sensitive species. This is a great opportunity to see and hear about the part of the flora of the upper Snake River Watershed many of us are unfamiliar with. We are extremely fortunate to have Mr. Harrison! Teton County Library. FREE.
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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