Dine and Discover: Spring Feathers and Flowers
Springtime in Yosemite means songbirds and spectacular wildflowers. Kick off this weekend of birding and botany by enjoying evening hors d’oeuvres al fresco (buffet-style) in Foresta while learning about owls with a Yosemite wildlife expert. Spend the next two days with naturalist guide Michael Ross, who will introduce you to the park’s remarkable spring sights and sounds. During gentle guided day hikes in Yosemite Valley, you’ll discover a variety of late-season blooms and observe resident and migratory bird species — you might even spot some fluffy fledglings!
Included with your registration:
- An evening presentation with food and refreshments (Friday, May 5, starting at 5 pm) and two full days of guided hikes in Yosemite Valley (Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7; hikes start at 8 am each day and last about six to eight hours)
- Park entry (as needed)
- Three nights of camping (as needed, May 5, 6 and 7) at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley
- Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up.
For a preview of the springtime wonders on display, watch Yosemite Nature Notes: Wildflowers.
Interested in our Dine and Discover programs? Here are our options:
April 21–April 22 Sierra Tree Mortality — Death of the Ponderosa Pine
May 5–May 7 Spring Feathers and Flowers
June 2–June 3 Geology Underfoot with Greg Stock
Aug. 6 Full Moon Hike to Taft Point
Sept. 15–Sept. 17 Exploring Yosemite Wildlife
Sept. 29–Oct. 1 American Indian Food Preparation and Acorns
Oct 6 Full Moon Hike to Taft Point