Nature Nights

image of waterfall in yellowstone national park

Tuesday night is nature night!

All are welcome for these informal & informative presentations. The first Tuesday of each month is hosted by Geologists of Jackson Hole, and the second Tuesday is hosted JH Bird & Nature Club and Wyoming Native Plant Society.  Meetings take place in the Ordway Auditorium, with some Zoom options.

Geologists of Jackson Hole

The Spectacular Yet Somewhat Forgotten Bonneville Flood

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

Largely overshadowed and understudied compared to the Missoula Floods of the Pacific Northwest, the Bonneville Flood boldly inscribed record of its dramatic passage on the stark landscapes of southern and western Idaho. The flood’s story begins with immense Lake Bonneville during the cooler and wetter climatic regime of the Pleistocene. The combination of climatic factors as well as integration of a major river into the lake set the stage for the subsequent flood.  Once released, the sheer power and energy of the flood created a host of erosional and depositional features from southeastern Idaho all the way to its confluence with the Columbia River. Join geology professor and author Shawn Willsey as he explores ancient Lake Bonneville and the path of its namesake flood.

JH Bird & Nature Club

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.