Tuolumne Meadows Birds & Blooms

August 9, 2014 to August 10, 2014

Enjoy a weekend in spectacular Tuolumne Meadows observing the diverse blend of birds and flowers. Expert naturalist Michael Ross will lead you to stunning locations during two days, while you get acquainted with Yosemite’s remarkable displays of nature. You’ll spend the first day learning the names and natural histories of late-season flowers, and the second day observing both summer resident birds (with fledglings) and migrating species. Whether you’re a novice or trained expert, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the flowers and birds unique to the Sierra Nevada. Program begins Saturday morning in Tuolumne Meadows and runs through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping Aug. 8–11 at Tuolumne Meadows Campground plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Tuolumne Lodge Aug. 8–11. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. Click here to see a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of the topics that will be discussed by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Wildflowers.

Hiking: Easy; no more than 4 miles a day
Elevation 8,600'
Experience package: $149
Leader: Michael Ross
Micheal Elsohn Ross, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.