Explore Yosemite’s Newest Habitat: Birding in Ackerson Meadow
Ackerson Meadow became part of Yosemite National Park in late 2016, thanks, in part, to the generous support of Conservancy donors. Now, scientists are studying the once privately owned meadow on Yosemite’s western edge to learn more about the animals and plants that live there.
On this guided weekend adventure, you’ll get to experience the meadow’s springtime beauty and learn about the diverse species that rely on the newly protected landscape. Look for bright wildflowers, lush grasses and signs of animal life. As you listen for birds, learn about the park’s long-running songbird research program, which recently expanded to Ackerson Meadow. Before you leave, you’ll have a good grasp of the meadow’s history, of the collaborative effort that helped make it part of the park and of the important role it plays in supporting a variety of vulnerable species.
Included with your registration:
- Two full days in Ackerson Meadow and surrounding areas (Saturday, April 21, through Sunday, April 22)
- Park entry (as needed)
- Three nights of shared camping (as needed, arriving April 20 and departing April 23) at Hodgdon Campground at the Big Oak Flat Entrance Gate
- Note: There is no discount if you choose not to use our gate pass or campsites. Information about upgrading your accommodations to stay at Evergreen Lodge will be emailed to you after you sign up. The option to upgrade expires 45 days before the start of the program.