Thanks to the Campbell County Master Gardeners and especially Lori Bates, Patsy Larson, Mary Ann Wilson, and Rich Kistler for inviting me to such a wonderful conference.
I really enjoyed meeting so many Wyoming Master Gardeners and learning a lot about the progressive water conservation and sustainability efforts in the city of Gillette (in collaboration with the Campbell County Master Gardeners!).
We enjoyed the trip and even got a chance to do some botanizing around Devils Tower, including seeing this bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) x Gambel's oak (Q. gambelii) hybrid, a local phenomenon. Although bur and Gambel's oaks are geographically distinct now (their ranges don't even come close to overlapping), the hybridization is a likely result of some past sympatry.
Here are some links to things I discussed in my talk: