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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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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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.

Bighorn sheep on the side of a mountain in the Sierra Nevada. Photo: Steve Yeager

... and a big twist: We're kidding! Happy April Fool's Day. (In case you missed the first part of our foolery, read our Facebook post.)

Western pond turtle. Photo: Courtesy of NPS

Yosemite's nearly three dozen reptile and amphibian species tend to slide, slither and swim under the radar of most visitors. We're shining a spotlight on some of the park's slimier and scalier inhabitants — including several that have benefited from our donors' support.

Yosemite Conservancy naturalist Kaleb Goff takes in his surroundings in the high country. Photo: Courtesy of Kaleb Goff

"I stop for the first glimmer of wild life that draws me in, and I am happy to stay all day." In this guest post, Kaleb Goff, a naturalist and Yosemite Conservancy guide, shares thoughts and tips on observing and appreciating the park's diverse animal species.