A History Of Yosemite Nature Notes...In A Video

Starting in 1922 as a type-written news sheet, Yosemite Nature Notes the periodical went on to become a charming magazine with more than 400 issues during its 40 years of publication.

These days, Yosemite Nature Notes is best connected with a series of outstanding nature videos produced by Steven M. Bumgardner. Sit back and enjoy this latest production, which tracks the history of this wonderful source of natural history information tied to Yosemite National Park.

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Truly outstanding! I wonder if the written form of "Yosemite Nature Notes" can be revived? Certainly, there must be new stories to be told by new generations of park staff and visitors alike. Meanwhile, Steve Bumgardner continues to perform a wonderful service to all of us who reside beyond Yosemite's borders. His short video "Yosemite Nature Notes" are priceless works of art that help build a public constituency for the park among those who may have never visited. By the way, in this video, artist Penny Otwell mentions that Dr. Carl W. Sharsmith, a frequent author of pre-1961 issues of Yosemite Nature Notes, worked in Yosemite for "more than 50 years." I believe it was more like 63 seasons, most of which were spent at Tuolumne Meadows.

Truly outstanding! I wonder if the written form of "Yosemite Nature Notes" can be revived? Certainly, there must be new stories to be told by new generations of park staff and visitors alike. Meanwhile, Steve Bumgardner continues to perform a wonderful service to all of us who reside beyond Yosemite's borders. His short video "Yosemite Nature Notes" are priceless works of art that help build a public constituency for the park among those who may have never visited. By the way, in this video, artist Penny Otwell mentions that Dr. Carl W. Sharsmith, a frequent author of pre-1961 issues of Yosemite Nature Notes, worked in Yosemite for "more than 50 years." I believe it was more like 63 seasons, most of which were spent at Tuolumne Meadows.