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Meadow or Field: Nature-Watching at Yosemite

According to the National Park Service, a 'meadow is an ecosystem type composed of one or more plant communities dominated by herbaceous species. It supports plants that use surface water and/or shallow ground water.’ Meadows support many diverse species, and can be indicators of the health of the hydrology of a watershed. For example, Tuolumne… Continue reading Meadow or Field: Nature-Watching at Yosemite

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Follow Me to Tuolumne

Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center One of my absolute favorite places in the world is Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. It is less visited than the Valley but is a jewel along Highway 120. This alpine meadow at 8600 feet above sea level in the High Sierra is a place wide open and green, with… Continue reading Follow Me to Tuolumne