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, May 28, 6-8 p.m, “Sage Grouse, Icon of the West,” by Noppadol Paothong, Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane, Jackson, Co-sponsored with the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund and Teton County Library. We are very pleased to host Noppodol Paothong, an award-wining nature/ conservationist photographer of Greater Sage Grouse. Nopppadol Paothong will highlight the extraordinary life, natural history, and spring courtship behaviors of greater sage-grouse, which he has observed over 17 years. He has won national awards for his books: Sage Grouse, Icon of the West and Save the Last Dance. He hopes to increase the understanding of the value and plight of this declining species, and further the discussion about conservations in ways that will benefit all – humans and wildlife that live in and near the sage-grouse habitat. Big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) and its associated community are vital to the survival of this unique bird. Once again, without the plants, we would not have our rich wildlife heritage here in Jackson Hole. Program is free, but seating is limited! (Photos are a sample of Noppadol Paothong’s beautiful images that will illustrate his presentation)
- Monday June 3, 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. – Miller Butte Wildflower Walk – co-sponsored with National Elk Refuge.
- Back by popular demand, this is an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the wildflowers and nature of Miller Butte, within the National Elk Refuge, which is usually off-limits to the public. We will meet at the Miller House, ¾ mile along the Elk Refuge Road from the east end of Broadway promptly at 9:30 and we will carpool to a special location. We will hike slowly to the top of the butte enjoying the various plants along the way in different habitats: sagebrush/grassland, shrubby swales, and rocky knolls. After a bite to eat at the top (bring your own snack or lunch), we will descend along another route. If we have time we will take an hour to explore the nearby wetlands—with their own specialties. Refuge staff/volunteers will be on hand to explain refuge management matters, as well. Note: walking is over rough, possibly steep terrain. Bring water and snacks, a hiking pole if desired. Free.
Space is limited: one person can register up to 4 people; re-registration required by Saturday June 1:firstname.lastname@example.org We need to have your names to be sure to let you know if there is a cancellation due to weather. Also, we want to send you a plant list. We have a rain date for Thurs., June 13. Those who did not go on the 2017 hike have first dibs.
- June 14 -16th – 2019 Wyoming Native Plant Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City Area, Wyoming. This year we return to the southern Wind River Mountains and surrounding areas! Our gathering place is the delightful Miners Delight Inn (B&B) in Atlantic City. The Inn has a few rooms available, plus camping options. We will also attempt to reserve camping sites at Big Atlantic Gulch BLM campground, which is less than three miles from Atlantic City. We have a great line up of hikes and leaders, including: Oregon Buttes, Beaver Rim, Shoshone NF, South Pass City and Red Canyon; John Mionczynski, Emma Freeland, Bonnie Heidel, Kassy Skeen, Maggie Eshleman, and Jack and Diantha States! Cost is $10 per person. Registration will open soon; please register by June 1. http://www.wynps.org/wp-content/uploads/Mar2019_Castilleja_final.pdf
- American Wilderness will be offering a Red Desert 3 day, 2 night Tour and Campout trip with John Mionczynski, June 28-30. For more information: https://americanwildernessbotanicals.com/collections/workshops-1
Coming up soon–Wildflower Walks! While we place some notices on this website, others are sent only to our email list folks. Please email tetonplants.org if you want to be alerted to our “impromptu” hikes.
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.
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