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New Nelder Grove Online Information

We have a very special grove of Giant Sequoias close to Oakhurst called Nelder Grove, and a new and much improved website is now up and running. You can access the website at http://www.neldergrove.org. You can also download the interpretive guide with an easy click of the mouse, along with maps, trails, and other interesting wildlife, plant and historical information ...

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Mariposa Grove to Biledo Meadows Hike

White, orange, yellow, blue, and purple flowers showed off for us on this hike. Some were striped and some had dots. We also saw bugs and butterflies flitting around the flowers. We even saw young bucks still in velvet and we almost got hit by a mob of turkeys while flying home. What a nice hike that was close by ...

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Rattlesnake Avoidance Training with Sally

Yesterday I read about the Rattlesnake Avoidance Training on Sierra News Online and had been wanting to take Sally to this type of training, so this morning we met Kelly with Kellen Rescue at Mountain Christian Center to take the class. In addition to Sally, two other dogs participated. The training teaches your dog to avoid the sight, sounds and ...

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Hiking Up To The Dana Lakes

Clear blue skies, then puffy white clouds, then came the rain and hail. All that Mother Nature had planned for us only made the high mountain lakes and gorgeous wildflowers more amazing. We even had a critter say howdy as we hiked just outside of Yosemite National Park in the Tioga Pass area.

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Plants and Lighting

I have heard a lot of people say that they can’t have plants in their house because they have no light in their home. Being someone who lives in a house that gets little natural light I have learned that in some cases, it can be true, but only in the sense that certain plants will not thrive in low ...

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Now That's A Nature Photographer!

Keith Sauer was our first contributor on SierraNewsOnline. His ability to be in the right place at the right time continues to amaze. Keith’s advice for budding photogs – “The first rule of nature photography is ‘be there.’ This scene happened minutes ago…” Check out the end of this encounter between baby deer and squirrel.

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Today In The Back Yard

Well, the rabbit ran off, the ravens dive bombed the squirrel and chased off the vultures, the finches chased off the chestnut backed chickadees, I didn’t even bother with the fawn and doe who live on the side of the house, but this morning at 6:30 when the quail was making a ruckus I snuck out and saw this pileated ...

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The Legend Of The Face On Half Dome

Growing up in Yosemite Valley, I was surrounded every day by incredible natural wonders like Yosemite Falls and El Capitan. These prominent and overpowering features of Yosemite simply cannot be missed, even by the casual visitor who is just passing through. Every rock formation that we see today exists because of its unique granite structure. As glaciers ground their way ...

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