Yosemite Birds & Trees: Whitebark Pine & Clark's Nutcracker August 1, 2015
Spend a fun-filled day in Yosemite's high country learning about the unique symbiotic relationship between the whitebark pine tree and Clark's nutcracker bird. Your outstanding naturalist guide, Cathy Stewart, will share insider information into how these species depend on each other for survival. Come prepared for a light-to-moderate day hike (depending on the group's ability and interest) from the Tioga Pass Entrance Station southeast toward Mount Dana. Along the way, Cathy will help you identify tree species and show how their seeds are disseminated. You'll also learn about the threat of blister rust that is endangering the whitebark pine and the plants that are responsible for spreading it. Hear insider information about the park's fire ecology, including details of the Rim Fire, which will provide insight into how trees survive. This guided Yosemite day hike is perfect for amateur naturalists who crave more detail into the inner workings of the park's fascinating ecology!
The Experience Package includes camping at Tuolumne Meadows Campground in Tuolumne Meadows from July 31-Aug 2. Camping is not required to participate. Park entry is also included, as needed. Upgrade your accommodations to stay at Tuolumne Lodge from July 30-Aug 3, available up to 45 days prior to your trip. Information about upgrading your package will be emailed after you sign up.
Hiking: Moderate; about 3 miles total
Experience Package: $99
Naturalist Guide: Cathy Stewart
Item #: 294
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