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 bloom, adding vibrant purple to the plant communities.
The fairyslipper is a rare sight to see, and it is possibly one of the most beautiful and extravagant flowers currently in bloom.
Tent caterpillars are hatching, and balls of them can be seen writhing and crawling in silk tents.
Birds are mating and nesting, and Western Tanagers can be seen in conifer stands in higher elevations.
In summary, it is a beautiful time to be living in Jackson Hole.