• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

Wildlife and Other Sightings: Monarch Butterfly

August 04, 2012 Posted by: AH - Mather District Interpretive Ranger

July 29, 2012

Trail from White Wolf to Lukens Lake

A monarch butterfly was dangling upside down from one of the few remaining Jeffrey Shooting Star flowers along the trail to Lukens Lake. A few others were spotted over the next couple of days flying around the White Wolf area.
 

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Vernal and Nevada Falls

In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.