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

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? 

The view from the Glacier Point Trailside Museum, or Geology Hut, which the Yosemite Museum Association helped build in the mid-1920s. Photo courtesy of the Udall Foundation, taken by Cyanne F., a middle-school participant in the Yosemite Conservancy-supported Parks in Focus program.

Looking back at 95 years of partnership with Yosemite, made possible by the generosity of generations of people who care about the park.

Smoke from the Ferguson Fire obscured views of Yosemite Valley throughout the second half of July 2018. Photo: NPS

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