We invite all those interested in the native plants of Jackson Hole to enjoy our programs, information sources and good company. We are Teton Plants, which is 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.
Membership: If you’d like to join our group, our annual dues are $5/year (that’s not a typo, dues are just $5). Please click on this link to go to the membership page of our parent group, the Wyoming Native Plant Society. That page has a drop down menu of choices and a PayPal button to join. Our group is called Teton Plants. Thanks! (When meetings start again, we’ll also take cash and checks.)
UPCOMING LECTURES, WALKS, and HIKES
Sagebrush Seed Day! Tuesday, September 14th, 9am at Moose Post office until whenever/3:30pm. Bring water, lunch, snacks, bear spray. If you have a few hours and want to help the restoration efforts in Grand Teton National Park, please turn out this Tuesday. I joined the small group a couple of weeks ago for half-a-day and felt great about my contribution. And fun people to be around. It was gratifying to be part of a much larger effort to restore parts of the wonderful park. So if you can, please join Jasmine Cutter, myself (Frances Clark), and others. We will be collecting low sagebrush (Artemesia arbuscula) at Highlands and Lupine Meadows. We’ll probably start at Highlands and then progress to Lupine Meadows if we cover that area. Per usual, folks are welcome to stay as long as they are able. The areas are flat, so no big hills to climb, but sturdy shoes are recommended. As the name implies, it is a fairly low-growing species, so there will be a lot of bending over or kneeling. Jasmine will have extra bear spray, but if you can bring your own, that would be best! Feel free to share with your friends/lists! A fancy poster is attached! Contact Jasmine Cutter with any questions: email@example.com
We are very pleased to be working with Grand Teton National Park which is sponsoring:Wednesday, June 23, 10-2:30. Grand Teton Sagebrush Steppe Plant ID Walk – The purpose is to help you identify sagebrush habitat plants and understand the importance of the habitat. The workshop will include several GTNP botany and vegetation staff, along with interns in training. We will gather together near Ditch Creek in the park. We will start with basic botany and ID, and then break into small groups to find as many plants as we can. We will also hear about GTNP’s sagebrush habitat restoration work and volunteer opportunities coming up later in the summer and fall. We will have 3-4 leaders and, therefore, can accommodate up to 40 folks such as yourselves. From the Park flier for the event: Join us to learn the basics of plant identification with a focus on steppe species. Great for beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts! We will also discuss ongoing restoration projects and upcoming volunteer opportunities at Grand Teton NationalPark. Attendance is capped at 40, carpooling is strongly encouraged due to parking limitations. Pre-registration required by mid-day Tues, June 22. Click on this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzzcfoXUpdDERqMQhagwrW3xgnknbkgFgzXLX2rYMsB08erQ/viewform
- June 20 – Sunday – Dubois Botany Hike with Meredith Taylor and Lynn Stewart; Partners: WYNPS and National Bighorn Sheep Center http://www.wynps.org/activities/2021-events/
June 25-27 – Friday-Sunday – Wyoming Native Plant Society Annual Meeting, Laramie; Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
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.
STAY IN TOUCH
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