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, September 24, 6-8 p.m.,“Teton Shrubs: ID tips and wildlife values” by local botanist Frances Clark, Teton County Library. Over 30 shrubs play an important role in the ecology of Jackson Hole. Elk, deer, and moose browse twigs; birds, bears, and chipmunks depend on fruits and seeds; and many critters use thickets for shelter. We also enjoy their colorful flowers and fruits in our gardens. This one-hour illustrated program will focus on the most common shrubs, provide tips for identification, and discuss wildlife and aesthetic values throughout the seasons.
- Tuesday, October 22, 6-8 p.m., “Eocene to Alpine: A wildflower tour of the Upper Wind River Valley,” by Lynn Stewart,Teton CountyLibrary. Come see the beauty of the Wind River flora through the eyes of a life-long naturalist. Lynn Stewart has been roaming the Winds all his life as a hunter, outfitter, wildlife biologist, and wildflower enthusiast. He is currently vice-chair of the Wyoming Native Plant Society. He is a native of Dubois, Wyoming.
- Tuesday, November 26, 6-8 p.m, “Long-term changes in vegetation within bighorn sheep habitat in NW Wyoming,’ by Mike Merigliano, Teton County Library. One aspect of bighorn sheep conservation is impacts to their high-elevation habitat, particularly forage. Repeat photography of the last century, combined with climate and streamflow data, provide insights into risks to bighorn sheep via habitat changes. Our speaker, Mike Merigliono has spent the last several years re-photographing views taken decades ago and analyzing the changes in vegetation. As a hydrologist, he also understands the way water works and affects plant communities. This program will compare the photographs of high elevation sites and take on questions of what is changing and what is not and how it may impact our iconic bighorn sheep.
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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