Nature Nights

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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

What is really happening in Greenland, Melt, Sea-level rise and all that 

TUE, SEPT 6, 6:00 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium or Via Zoom (online)
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Meeting ID: 455 565 1818 Passcode: 57606

Presented by Dr. Neil Frank Humphrey, University of Wyoming: The artic is warming and the Greenland is melting.  What do we know and why do we care? A common headline in the media is "Greenland is melting".  The underlying story usually points out that Greenland, which is by far the largest mass of ice in the Northern hemisphere, contains enough water to raise sea-level by 20 feet.  Are these media reports all hype, or is Florida really doomed in the next few years?  In this talk I will discuss what we know and don't know about how climate warming is affecting the cryosphere, with a focus on Greenland. In particular, we will look at some of the research that is trying to answer the very difficult problem of predicting the real future of this large ice mass. As an added bonus, we will answer the question: why is Greenland called Greenland?

Insights from surficial geologic mapping in northwest Wyoming 

TUE, OCT 4, 6:00 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium or Via Zoom (online)  
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Meeting ID: 455 565 1818
Passcode: 576063

Presented by James Mauch, Wyoming State Geological Survey: Northwest Wyoming is a region renowned for its dynamic and well-preserved Quaternary geology. For the past three years the Wyoming State Geological Survey has been mapping the surficial geology of the Jackson Lake and Ramshorn 30’ x 60’ quadrangles in an effort to better understand the region’s Quaternary geology and geologic hazards. This work is part of a broader effort to complete statewide surficial geologic mapping at scale of 1:100,000. This talk will cover several of the notable findings from this mapping effort. 

JH Bird & Nature Club

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.