Nature Nights

image of waterfall in yellowstone national park

Tuesday night is nature night!

All are welcome for these informal & informative presentations by Geologists of Jackson Hole, JH Bird & Nature Club, and Wyoming Native Plant Society. Meetings take place in the Ordway Auditorium, unless COVID restrictions dictate that meetings are to held online via Zoom.

Geologists of Jackson Hole

TUE, JULY 5: no meeting

The Green River Formation (a paleontological overview)
TUE, JULY 19, 6:00 p.m.

Via Zoom (online) and live in the Ordway Auditorium
Presented by JP Cavigelli, Tate Geological Museum, Casper WY.
Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 455 565 1818 Passcode: 576063

Critical Minerals Research in Southern Wyoming
TUE, AUG 2, 6:00 p.m.

Via Zoom online and live in the Ordway Auditorium
Presented by Patty Webber, Wyoming State Geological Survey
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 455 565 1818
Passcode: 576063

Removal of the Northern Paleo-Teton Range Along the Yellowstone Hotspot Track
THUR, AUG 18, 6:00 p.m. (note change of weekday!)

Presented by Dr. Ryan Thigpen, University of Kentucky
Via Zoom online
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 455 565 1818
Passcode: 576063

JH Bird & Nature Club

Living with Climate Change: How Behavior Can Help Species Cope
TUE, JULY 12, 6:00 p.m

Embere Hall, Research Scientist, Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, shares research that demonstrates that some mountain species like Pika change some of their behaviors to adjust to changes in available food sources, snow cover, etc.

Raptor Collisions plus Rehab News from TRC
TUE, JULY 26, 6:00 p.m.

Sheena Patel, Clinic Care Coordinator, Teton Raptor Center, shares the challenges of treating hawks and owls injured by collisions with vehicles.  She'll also update us on the latest advances in raptor rehabilitation.

A Historical Look at Bighorn Sheep and Mountain Goats in Wyoming
TUE, AUG 9, 6:00 p.m.

Doug McWhirter, Wildlife Management Coordinator, Wyoming Game & Fish Department presents excerpts from his upcoming book based on his many years of experience working with the wild sheep and goats of Wyoming. Don't miss this chance to hear from this nationally-recognized field biologist and wildlife manager!

Ask the Birdbrains! Q&A with JHB&NC Birders
TUE, AUG 23, 6:00 p.m.

Okay, you asked for it!  Direct your questions about bird behavior, ecology, migration and identification to a group of the area's most active birders.  Why is that robin attacking my windows?

Past programs:
Birds and Windows - a Bad Place to Meet, to watch recording, click 
The Wonder of Bird Migration, to watch recording click HERE 
Winter Bird Identification & Christmas Bird Count Prep, to watch video recording, click HERE

Look at the 100+ presentations the Bird and Nature Club has presented with the library since 2012!

Teton Plant Society

Past programs:
A Salute to Sagebrush: Restoring Native Plant Communities in the Heart of the GYE, to watch recording, click HERE.
Virtual Tour of the Rocky Mountain Herbarium, to watch recoding click HERE.
Retracing History Reveals Ecological Shifts in the Greater Yellowstone, to watch recording, click HERE.