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
- Thursday, July 28, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Botanical Intensive for Flower Enthusiast, Teton Pass South, Max 10 people. We will walk the flower-rich trail south of Teton Pass to the communication towers, about ½ mile, looking at the range of wonderful flowers along the way: lupines, penstemons, paintbrushes, sunflowers and asters, and much more. Led by Frances Clark, we will get to know the plants typically in flower at this time of year at slightly higher elevations, 7,500’ and above. Several of them bloomed earlier in the valley and are following the season up slope. Knowing these plants will help you on many hikes in the next couple of weeks. We will focus on plant families, pollination strategies, details with a handlens, and other cool aspects of the common species. Due the narrow trail, we will be keeping the group small. Let us know if you are interested, and if we have a lot of curious people, we will add another session. (also see opportunity below). Contact us: at Tetonplants@gmail.com for detailed instructions. Reservations will be on first-come-first-served basis. Please notify us by noon Wed., July 27 at this address: email@example.com so we have time for confirmation communications.
Friday, July 29, 8:30am-noon. Wally World of Munger Mountain Wildflower Walk, Limit 20 people. Frances Clark will lead this informal flower hike up to the bench at Wally’s World about 1.5 miles with a mostly gradual 500’ elevation gain. We will be starting from the USFS parking lot on Fall Creek Road early due to the heat. We will walk through meadows, aspen groves, and up to the ridge to Wally’s Bench for fabulous views. From the bench, one can keep going for a full loop through more aspen groves and open slopes of a hike of just over 3 miles. Meeting place is the USFS trail head off Fall Creek Rd. about 20 min. south of Wilson. Please let us know at this address firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to come by noon Thursday July 28, and we will confirm with details and plant list.
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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