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Wildflower Watch Community Science Walks

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A group of people squat near the ground and examine some plants.
Wildflower Watch Citizen scientists took part in a Wildflower Watch at Heart Mountain. © John Marshall Photography

Overview

Event Overview

Warmer spring conditions and rapid snowmelt are triggering native wildflowers to bloom earlier. Shifting timelines of plant life cycles are felt throughout the ecosystem, for pollinators, insects, and foraging birds and wildlife that feed on plant materials.

You’re invited to join a guided community science walk to gather important data about how bloom times are changing—no prior botany experience needed!

In Grand Teton National Park, meet at Blacktail Butte parking lot off HWY 89/191 just north of Moose Junction. Come prepared for a short hike, with closed-toed shoes, water and bear spray. Notebooks, pens, field guides and light snacks will be provided. We’ll take an easy two-mile roundtrip hike with plenty of stops.

RSVP by emailing Charlotte Cadow, Community Science Specialist.

Learn more about this community science effort on our Wildflower Watch page.

Wildflower Watch Dates and Times:

Wednesday, April 17, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday April 24, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday May 1, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday May 8, 9–11 a.m.
Wednesday May 15, 9–11 a.m.
Wednesday May 29, 9–11 a.m.
Wednesday June 5, 9–11 a.m.
Wednesday June 12, 9–11 a.m.
Wednesday June 19, 9–11 a.m.
Wednesday June 26, 9–11 a.m.

Can't get enough community science? As spring flowers turn to summer berries, join our Berry Blitz guided walks, held on Tuesdays from July 2 to September 24, to document the ripening and abundance of berries. You’ll help scientists understand how earlier bloom times may be affecting important food sources for bears, birds and more.