Naturalist Update

Winter is upon us at 3 Creek Ranch and that means I’m excited to offer all of you another season of Nordic programs and other Winter Outdoor Pursuits. Out Nordic track is now open and in great condition. Dan and his staff have done a great job this year.
Welcome all of you to our 9th summer season of Outdoor Pursuits at 3 Creek Ranch!
Greetings everyone, Here we are in the first week of May, the grass is greening up and trees are budding throughout the valley. Yet in the mountains and on top of Teton Village Ski area, we are looking at levels of snow accumulation beyond any year in recorded history. Both Jackson Lake and Palisades Lake are drawing down the water in anticipation of high spring runoff…when the weather decides to warm up!
A quick update from the 3 Creek Ranch Nature Center, and a friendly reminder that if you are here or passing through this spring, please stop by the Nature Center to say hello. Better yet, given the mild winter this year the snow is quickly coming off the valley floor and the valley hiking and biking is very pleasant...
We seem to be entering the heart of winter in Jackson, with a fresh covering of snow from intermittent flurries last week. Regardless of the season, we are always capable of seeing magnificent wildlife in and around our community...
The majestic Great blue heron can be found on 3 Creek Ranch just about any time our lakes and ponds are free of ice. I particularly enjoy watching them from the covered bridge as I arrive on those early summer mornings, the heron standing motionless in shallow water, that intensive...
Earlier this week, as I was walking along lower Spring Creek, I was delighted to watch for several minutes a small bird wading in the water. It perched on emergent rocks and then altogether disappeared under the water for what seemed like
Earlier this week, as I walked down the wooden deck toward the Nature Center, I stopped and looked out upon the Tetons cloaked in a beautiful early morning light. Standing there, I started thinking about the wonderful day hikes that many of us...