Yosemite’s Springtime Birds & Blooms

May 31, 2014 to June 1, 2014

Enjoy a weekend during the spectacular spring season in Yosemite by observing the diverse blend of birds and flowers. Expert naturalist Michael Ross will lead you to stunning locations during two days, while you get acquainted with Yosemite’s remarkable displays of nature. You’ll spend the first day learning the names and natural histories of late-season flowers, and the second day observing both summer resident birds (with fledglings) and migrating species. Whether you’re a novice or a trained expert, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the flowers and birds unique to the Sierra Nevada. This outing begins in Yosemite Valley Saturday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon.

Experience package includes camping May 30–June 2 at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley plus entry into Yosemite. Upgrade your package to stay at Yosemite Lodge at the Falls May 30–June 1. Information about upgrading your package will be available once you have registered. View a suggested packing list for this program.

Take a quick glimpse of the topics that will be discussed by viewing Yosemite Nature Notes: Wildflowers.

Hiking: Easy; no more than 4 miles a day
Elevation: 4,000'
Experience package: $149
Leader: Michael Ross
Micheal Elsohn Ross, Yosemite Conservancy expert guide

Michael Elsohn Ross

Michael Elsohn Ross has led Outdoor and Custom Adventures for Yosemite Conservancy since 1977. He is the award-winning author of 42 books for young people including “Baby Bear Isn't Hungry”, “The Happy Camper Handbook”, “The World of Small”, and “Snug as a Bug”. He teaches children’s book writing workshops and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences around the world. Michael is passionate about sharing Yosemite’s diversity to newcomers and long-time park enthusiasts. He lives with his family near the park in a home overlooking the Merced River.