Yosemite Ranger Notes

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Ranger-naturalists have been interpreting the natural and cultural resources of Yosemite for park visitors for nearly a century. In this blog, some of Yosemite's park rangers share recent observations from around Yosemite.

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Pocket Gophers to the Rescue

September 15, 2014 Posted by: PU - Park Ranger (White Wolf, Hetch Hetchy, Hodgdon Meadow)

Yes, pocket gophers are here to help restore the meadow after a fire!



August 29, 2014 Posted by: PU - Park Ranger (White Wolf)

Ah, common names—so wonderfully descriptive, poetic, and unwavering.  Wish the same could be said about scientific names. Naming mushrooms, molds, rusts, smuts, and other fungi have always been a systematicist’s (scientists who name and categorize new species) nightmare.


Last updated: March 27, 2021

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