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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Horsetail and giant sequoias grow side by side in Mariposa Grove. Photo: Shirley Spencer

In this guest post, Yosemite naturalist and artist Shirley Spencer offers a glimpse into an intriguing winter world.

A white-headed woodpecker on a tree in Yosemite Valley. Photo: Yosemite Conservancy/Keith Walklet

How much do you know about woodpeckers? Learn a little more about the dozen members of the Picidae family found in Yosemite.

A big brown bat in flight. Photo: Angell Williams (licensed under CC BY 2.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode)

Curious about chiropteran creatures? Read on to meet a few of Yosemite's 17 bat species.

NASA scientist Tom Painter makes his way across the steep slopes of Mount Lyell in 2016, crossing patches of snow (white areas) and old glacier ice (gray areas). Photo: Geoff McQuilken

Donor-supported research continues a long tradition of studying glaciers in Yosemite — and helps the park prepare for the future as the ice retreats.