Plant walks, hikes and lectures in the Tetons


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WELCOME

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

Dennis Knight

  • Tuesday, April 26, 6-8pm, “The Ecology of Wyoming: Twenty Years of Remarkable Changes,” Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson. Twenty-two years ago, Dennis Knight, long-time University of Wyoming professor, wrote the definitive book on the ecology of Wyoming, describing what plants grow where and why, and how wildlife and land management is dependent on (and affects) the habitats of the region. A second edition of Mountains and Plains: The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes has now been published by Yale University Press (website: mountainsandplains.net). Dr. Knight was motivated by how much has changed since 1994: wolves have been reintroduced; wildfires and bark beetle epidemics have become more common; sage grouse then abundant have been proposed for protection by the Endangered Species Act; habitat has been fragmented by new roads constructed for energy and residential developments; and there was a time when aspen groves were dying in some areas. Moreover, the first edition barely mentioned climate change—not a hot topic back then. The new edition is co-authored with George Jones, William Reiners and William Romme. Dr. Knight will present an engaging overview of new information added to the second edition, which includes a new chapter on wetlands, the probable effects of climate change, and new approaches to conservation. Those interested in the ecology of Wyoming are encouraged to attend.

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

CHAT

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).

Second, join the comments on this page, our homepage, at the bottom. You have to make a comment to join, so go ahead and make a comment like, “subscribe me to comments.” ALSO, check the box, “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” We’ll delete the comment but you’ll still be subscribed. NOTE: the name you enter to sign up will be emailed to everyone who has subscribed to comments.

Third, to receive new blog posts by email, enter your email in the sidebar at the upper right and click the Follow button.

6 thoughts on “Plant walks, hikes and lectures in the Tetons

  1. Can any one offer any advice/tips on how to best transplant native species from the TB National Forest for a landscaping project?

  2. Enjoyed the wildflower hike on Old Pass Road. Amy, Rachael and Jill did a great job. And as always it was fun to learn from everyone there. Plan on talking to my town to ask if I can pull/dig up some Houndstongue that I know are present (even though they are pretty). Lunch was a nice treat too.

  3. Anybody up for a hike in the next couple of days. Your choice, but I would like tram, cascade cyn, death cyn or even sheep mt.

  4. Has anyone been up Horsethief/Wilson Canyon to check out the fire? I was up a couple of weeks ago and grass was poking through the charred ground.

    • It will be interesting to go up Horsethief now to see what is sprouting. Also get out to see the Balsamroot, which is at its peak throught the southern end of Jackson Hole.!

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