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
From January through June 2014, 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!
- Tuesday, Sept 23, 6 pm, Teton County Library, 125 Virginia Lane, Jackson, “Changing paradigms of aspen ecology and management.” Free. Kevin Krasnow PhD, research and graduate faculty with the Teton Science Schools. Quaking aspen comprises only a small fraction of North American forests, yet contributes significant biological diversity and is considered by many to be the most important deciduous forest type in western North America. In recent years, fundamental assumptions concerning aspen clonal age, regeneration, and genetic diversity have been challenged, and these findings have important implications for management and persistence of aspen in USA western forests. In his presentation, Kevin will discuss this changing paradigm of aspen ecology and the associated challenges and opportunities for this species in the coming century. Bio: Kevin’s research focuses on disturbance ecology and seeks to understand and identify opportunities for increasing ecosystem resilience. His past research focused on aspen ecology and management, as well as, fuels mapping, fire history, fire effects, and wildfire simulation in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada.
- HOLD THE DATE for 2015: July 10 – 13, 2015, Joint Annual Meeting of the Wyoming and Idaho Native Plant Societies. Fieldtrips will be on both sides of the Tetons. More information to come…
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
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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