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

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An image of a person sketching butterflies in a notebook. Public domain photo from rawpixel.com on Pexels.

How do art and science overlap? Read our seven questions for science illustrator Fiorella Ikeue, one of the professional artists who volunteers to lead workshops in the Valley.

Biologists at Yosemite National Park and the San Francisco Zoo are working together to rear, tag and release threatened California red-legged frogs, in order to restore the species in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Ryan Kelly

Reflections from a Conservancy team member on spending a spring morning at the San Francisco Zoo, observing threatened California red-legged frogs (and the biologists who study them).

Lembert Dome rises at the eastern end of Tuolumne Meadows, where Jean Baptiste Lembert homesteaded in the late 19th century. Photo: Gretchen Roecker

You might have heard of (or climbed) Lembert Dome, in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows ... but did you know that it's named for an early entomology enthusiast? 

A bald eagle perched on a branch in Yosemite. Photo: Karlton Huber

See a selection of photos from our "Watching Wildlife" contest, and get inspired to observe (and protect!) animals on your next Yosemite trip.