Frogs are thought to be the first indicator when something goes awry in the environment. If there are no frogs around, you can bet something is up. With how much we’ve managed to pollute the environment, it’s no wonder frog populations are declining world wide.
Another report from winter life in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Frazill what’s back? Frazil Ice. Take a look at this great video from Yosemite Nature Notes after the jump to learn all about it. It’s awesome stuff!
If you’ve been lending your voice to the conversation about the Merced Wild and Scenic River Management Plan then here’s something for you. A new, preliminary alternative concepts workbook is out.
The Department of Water Resources conducted their first manual snowpack survey of the year Tuesday January 3rd showing that the Sierra Nevada snowpack water content level is only 19 percent of average for early January. The Northern Sierra Nevada is 21 percent of average, the central is 13 percent and the southern is 26 percent of average.
Jorma, the guy who makes the awesome time-lapse videos from the Yosemite Conservancy webcams, posted a photo on his website that mirrors exactly what I’ve been wondering the last couple of weeks. Where’s the snow?
The gray wolf was thought to be a pest and, like the California Grizzly, eradicated in the 1920’s. This marks the first time a wild gray wolf has been in California in almost 100 years.
Looking for something fun to do? How about helping clean up Yosemite with a bunch of climbers and other volunteers. It’s a great way to make new friends, hang out and have fun while doing something good for the park!
If you notice a little smoke in the air don’t worry, it’s just the NPS cleaning up some vegetation to prevent bigger fires this summer.