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Wildflower Watch Wednesdays

Citizen Science Walks

Wildflowers in a field surrounded by snow-capped mountains in Wyoming under a blue sky.
Spring wildflowers at Stough Creek Basin, Wyoming. © Amy Pocewicz/TNC


Join our Wildflower Watch citizen science program this spring and summer! After a short training, you’ll help us collect data along a couple of popular hiking trails near Jackson. This is a great way to, personally, help our local plants and wildlife adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Walks will take place on Wednesdays, twice a month, from 2-5 p.m. on the following days:

  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • August 24
  • September 7 

Participants will meet at the Blacktail Butte trailhead on these days. Parking is available just north of Moose Junction on the east side of the road in a large, paved pullout. Come prepared for a short hike with closed-toed shoes, water and bear spray. Notebooks, pens, field guides and light snacks will be provided by TNC. The trip will cover an easy 2-mile roundtrip hike with lots of stops.

On the last day of this year's program, September 7, consider attending our end-of-year celebration from 5-7 p.m. that will follow the last hike!

If you’d like to get involved, contact TNC community ecologist Trevor Bloom. You can learn more about the origins of the program on our Wildflower Watch page and can stay up to date with program updates via the Wildflower Watch Facebook group.

Wildflower Watch’s citizen science work is authorized under a Grand Teton National Park research permit.

A close-up of a pink/purple geranium flower.
Sticky Geranium Sticky geranium is one of the flowers being studied by Wildflower Watch observers. © Noah Waldron