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, March 27, 2018, 6 pm, Teton County Library, “Wyoming’s Wetlands: Using Plants to Assess Wetland Health and Inform Conservation.” Research and conservation efforts in Wyoming work hand in hand to understand the state of our wetlands, protect, and restore them. Plants play a key role in this process. Learn about adaptations of wetland plants and how they are used as indicators of wetland health. Noelle Smith is a wetland specialist for Ducks Unlimited, working as a partner biologist for Wyoming Game and Fish Department in their Casper office. Co-Sponsored by Teton County Library. Free. All welcome!
- Tuesday, February 27, 6-8 pm, 2018, “A Look at Life Like They Never Have.” Scholar, teacher, and Jackson Hole denizen Dr. Reade Dornan has been fascinated for years by Alexander von Humboldt’s world-wide explorations and renowned accomplishments, but mostly by his novel way of thinking about nature. In observing a Maritia palm Humboldt “observed with astonishment how many things are connected with the existence of a single plant.” The connectivity of nature is the theme that runs through all of his work and travels. An award-winning university professor, Reade will provide a lively and intriguing perspective on von Humboldt’s (1767–1835) profound observations starting with plants. Co-sponsored by Teton Plants and Teton County Library. Free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm, “Teton Plants Social and Native Plant Collage.” – Come join us for our annual Teton Plants Social. Share your favorite photos or other items (art, books, and crafts) celebrating plants and their habitats. Be prepared to share informally your enthusiasm, questions, and talent to create a community collage of wild plant impressions. Limit 5 minutes per person. Also, bring an edible to share. And if you have a plant book that you would like to pass on to another plant enthusiast, please bring it to donate. Meet at: Teton County Library, Ordway Auditorium B, 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson. FREE, all welcome.
- Save the date of the Weekend of July 21 for the Wyoming Native Plant Society’s Annual Meeting. This year’s annual meeting will features walks and talks exploring the southern end of the Snake River and Wyoming Ranges. Its always an informative and fun time! More to come.
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.
STAY IN TOUCH
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