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

Phenology walk: March 13, 2014
Life in Jackson Hole / Ornithology / Phenology / Photography

Phenology walk: March 13, 2014

The last time I wrote a ‘phenology walk‘ post, winter was just beginning. The idea of snow was novel, and animals were just starting to warm up to the cold. Since then, I have mentioned events that signal the changing seasons, but I have not written a post specifically about them. Natural events are signaling … Continue reading

Field Ed, glacial lakes and elk
Culture / Ecology / Life in Jackson Hole / Phenology / Photography / Place Based Education / Wildlife

Field Ed, glacial lakes and elk

There are times when field education is good, and there are times when it is incredible. This week has been a case study for how powerful field education can be. On Sunday, a middle school student group from Maryland arrived at the Jackson Hole airport. Since then, we learned about the plant communities in the … Continue reading