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

Yosemite ranger Justin Fey leads the park's mounted patrol team. Photo: NPS

Read our Q-and-A with park ranger Justin Fey, who manages Yosemite's celebrated mounted patrol program.

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

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.

A Yosemite Climber Steward conducts a climbing patrol on Lamb Dome. Photo: NPS/Eric Bissell

Whether you're an avid climber, or just curious about how — and why — people scale granite walls, the grant-supported "Ask a Climber" program serves up a bevy of answers to climbing-related questions. Read a few FAQs, and check out the program in Yosemite Valley (mid-May to mid-October) to ask your own questions!