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

A view of Yosemite peaks from the Four Mile Trail, including Mount Florence, the prominent mountain in the middle. Photo: John Little

Florence Hutchings was born in Yosemite Valley just a few weeks after President Abraham Lincoln signed the 1864 Yosemite Grant Act. Read on for a few fascinating facts about the adventurous "Flo," whose story comes to life at the Yosemite Theater.

A Sierra sunset and wildflowers captured by 2018 Parks in Focus participant Isaac. Photo courtesy of the Udall Foundation.

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

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).