Peregrine falcon
Ornithology

Peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon is another example of a conservation success story. After the use of pesticides in the 20th Century brought this beautiful falcon (along with other birds) to the brink of extinction, conservation efforts have brought the peregrine falcon back to strong populations throughout North America. Peregrine falcons are known for their incredible aerial … Continue reading

Phenology walk: June 3, 2014
Botany / Life in Jackson Hole / Phenology / Photography

Phenology walk: June 3, 2014

Wildflowers are blooming across the valley, and no flower is more conspicuous than the arrowleaf balsamroot. The valley floor is covered with the yellow blossoms of this asteraceae (sunflower family) plant. Pollinators are also out in full force. The bedstraw hawkmoth is so large that it can be confused with hummingbirds. Lupine has started to … Continue reading