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

Albert Bierstadt's "Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail" (circa 1873). Public domain image, courtesy of the Yale University Art Gallery.

Yosemite has kindled the creative endeavors of countless artists — and you could be next! Even if you've never picked up a paintbrush or sketchbook, you'll find plenty of artistic inspiration (and instruction) in the park.

A wispy Horsetail Fall catches the light on El Capitan. Photo: Carolyn Botell, March 2019

A monthly recap of what we saw, heard and did in Yosemite. Here's what happened in March...

A pair of mule deer in eastern Yosemite. Photo: Ted Hunting, August 2016

With a little patience — and guidance from an experienced naturalist — you might start to see the Yosemite landscape and its animal inhabitants in a new way.

Which Yosemite animal do you most identify with? Take our quick quiz to find out! Photo: Songbird in the Yosemite high country, by Henry Brening Photography

Which Yosemite animal do you most identify with? Take our quick quiz to find out!