|Sapsuckers and Hummingbirds in the Fen||
The Fen out by Happy Isles, at the east end of Yosemite Valley, is perhaps the most diverse and interesting habitat in Yosemite Valley.
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|Wildflower Observations, 2012-05-27||
Lots of stuff is starting to come up at higher elevations this week.
At the house, we got our first Five Spots and Wallflowers this week, 5/20-5.27.
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|Blooming, May 1-6, 2012||
Already on April 29, we saw Wood Violets (V. lobata along the Chowchilla Mountain Road near Wawona (about 4200 feet in elevation).
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|Saving the Large Blue Butterfly||
I'm always fascinated by tight and intricate relationships in nature. Sometimes the effects are unpleasant — malaria that goes from human to mosquito to human. But we expect that from microbes.
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|Flowers Starting to Bloom in Yosemite Valley (23 Apr 2009)||
Starting to see the first flowers come out in the Valley. Of course, El Portal and Hite Cove have been excellent for a while. I haven't seen much in the Valley until yesterday.
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|How to Bag a Yosemite Bear without Firing a Shot||
[This page is about how to protect Yosemite's bears.
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|Leaves Turning in Yosemite, October 2006||
The leaves are turning in Yosemite and the animals are trying to fatten up for winter. This busy squirrel was munching like a lawn-mower amongst the golden leaves of autumn.
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|Summer's Over (Sep 7, 2006)||
For some time now the signs have been growing: the meadows are drying at low altitude and the Sierra Lessingia is out.
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|Morning in Yosemite, July 29, 2006||
It was just such a great morning in Yosemite, I had to write something. I haven't been getting as much exercise lately as I would like because of various work things.
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|Butterflies and more, Jul 6, 2006||
Who ever thought I'd have so much trouble putting up a picture a week, since I often take 500 pictures in a good week.
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|Spring is Here (May 13-19 2006)||
Spring is unquestionably here. Waterfalls booming, the Merced pushing against its banks, dogwoods blooming, birds building nests, and yellow pollen covering everything.
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|Snow and Water Levels, May 14 2006; Dogwoods Blooming||
I hope to get out soon and see more of the high country, but at 6000 feet there are only a few patches of snow here and there right now, though many trails are deep underwater.
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|Spring weather wakes up the bears (Feb 9-15, 2006)||
People insist on telling me that the bears are not active at high elevations in the winter and sometimes the ranger naturalists are even surprised when I say I saw bear tracks, but during this rece
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|Snowy Valley and Pouncing Coyote (Jan 19-25, 2006)||
Chains required indeed! Snow everywhere and coyotes enjoying the sun and crust on the snow, allowing them to walk on top, listen to who's scurrying about below, and find a good lunch.
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