Plant walks, hikes and lectures in the Tetons


plant hike
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

  • 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 Holehttp://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

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.

Advertisements

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

  1. Um, I just heard an interview on KHOL with Frances Clark. Not all plants reproduce by seeds. Moss, ferns, liverworts, and horsetails do not produce seeds, and many species under these categories are native to WY. Just sayin.

    • You are right that there are plants that grow from spores…fascinating alternating generations of vascular ferns, clubmosses, and equisetum. To keep it simple, I am focusing on seed plants. Seed plants are the dominant group here in Jackson Hole due to the dry, cold, seasonally chancy conditions which seed plants have evolved to cope with over 65 million years. Dorn lists approx. 37 taxa of sporophytes in Teton Co. vs. approx. 1000 taxa total recorded for TNP, so i think it is appropriate to say that what we see are mostly seed plants. I hope to see you at the program tomorrow night!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s