The Yosemite Conservancy blog. An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

Field Notes

The Yosemite Conservancy blog.
An insider's look at what's happening in the park — and how our donors are making a difference.

Yosemite Conservancy Field Notes

Looking across Middle Gaylor Lake in Yosemite's high country. Photo: Keith Walklet

Take a quick tour of some of the high country lakes where donors' gifts have helped restore trails and habitat.

Big Meadow, the location of one of Yosemite's bird-banding research stations, in May 2019. Photo: Chris Singleton

Another update from 2019 songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield! See what birds (and other wildlife) she spotted during her first few days of data-collection in Yosemite's meadows. 

A researcher holds a Wilson's warbler captured at Point Reyes during a spring 2019 bird-banding training. Photo: Chris Singleton.

Yosemite songbird science volunteer Chris Singfield is sharing dispatches from the meadows during the 2019 field season. Read her first post about getting trained on banding techniques and spotting some of her favorite birds, and stay tuned for more updates!

A verdant spring scene in Yosemite Valley, looking across a meadow toward Half Dome and Washington Column. Photo: Carolyn Botell, May 2019.

A recap of what we've seen, heard and done in Yosemite lately. Here's what happened in April and May...