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Category: Nature

Monarchs and Milkweeds (video)

Monarchs and Milkweeds (video)

October 6, 2014 | Comments (5)

Check out the latest from the fine folks at Yosemite Nature Notes, Monarchs and Milkweeds, a really cool look into the complex ecosystem that is home to one of Yosemite’s prettiest visitors.

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Rim Fire Now More Than 70% Contained But Still Posing A Danger

Rim Fire Now More Than 70% Contained But Still Posing A Danger

September 3, 2013 | Comments (4)

As of last night the Rim Fire is over 70% contained but continues to pose a threat as high winds and extremely dry conditions within the Sierra persist.

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Yosemite Nature Notes 21: Snow Plants

Yosemite Nature Notes 21: Snow Plants

June 26, 2013 | Comments (4)

If you haven’t seen it yet (because the bigfoot you share your cave with doesn’t have internet) check out the latest from Yosemite Nature Notes, Snow Plants.

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The Lyell Glacier has Stopped Moving

The Lyell Glacier has Stopped Moving

February 5, 2013 | Comments (0)

Conspiracy theorists will yell “there’s no such thing”, while climatologists are saying “I told you so” but for whatever reason, climate change or what-have-you, the The Lyell Glacier, the largest glacier in Yosemite National Park, has stopped moving.

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Boy Scouts Help Remove Invasive Plants in Yosemite

Boy Scouts Help Remove Invasive Plants in Yosemite

August 31, 2012 | Comments (1)

There’s been so much “doom and gloom” in the news over the hantavirus outbreak that we often overlook the good news. Here’s a story about a couple of boyscouts who took it upon themselves (and their boyscout troop) to help clean up Yosemite and maintain it’s natural beauty by removing invasive plants in the park. [...]

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Edie's Image of the Day: Starswept

Edie’s Image of the Day: Starswept

June 25, 2012 | Comments (1)

Bristlecone Pine, Grove of the Patriarch, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo National Forest(Cross posted from The Little Red Tent)Stay tuned for the color version of this image, along with how I got this photo!

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Photo of the Day: White weasel, Yosemite by Kristal Leonard

Photo of the Day: White weasel, Yosemite by Kristal Leonard

March 30, 2012 | Comments (0)

There are somethings you just don’t expect to see in Yosemite Valley.

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Wild gray wolf returns to California for the first time in almost 100 years

Wild gray wolf returns to California for the first time in almost 100 years

December 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

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.

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Mono Lake: It's Worth It

Mono Lake: It’s Worth It

October 19, 2010 | Comments (1)

Although Mono Lake lies just down the hill from Yosemite’s eastern entrance and plays such an important role in the history of the Native Americans who lived in Yosemite, most visitors never take the time to experience what Mono Lake has to offe

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Rush Creek by Chris Austin

Wet Winter Means Good News For Mono Lake

July 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

Lots of snow in the Sierra means lots of water for Mono Lake.

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