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Bringing Nature to Your Doorstep

This post was written by Ryan Delaney, ESLT’s 2017-2018 Education Coordinator & Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) Member. Learn more about Ryan and the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s SNAP program. One of my greatest joys as an AmeriCorps member has been taking people into our beautiful natural spaces. Though, it does raise the question; why do we have to leave our home in order experience nature? Through the Eastside Pollinator Garden Project, ...continue reading

2018-10-29T14:20:11+00:00August 17th, 2018|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

The Key to a Blooming Garden: Pollinators!

Pssst - do you know the secret to a blooming backyard? Sun and soil are important, but it's bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that bring your garden to life year after year. With one-third of our food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from your backyard to your dinner plate. Yet bees and butterflies are disappearing. Impacted by disease, pesticides, and ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:07:32+00:00February 13th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens|

Spotted on the Eastside

Have you seen any monarchs in the Eastern Sierra lately? Fall is the best time of year to spot these rare and beautiful butterflies—so keep your eyes peeled before winter sets in! Monarchs are much more than a pretty sight in your garden. Along with bees, birds, and other pollinators, butterflies like the monarch are essential to a healthy environment. From wildflowers to working farms, monarchs and other pollinators keep the Eastern Sierra blooming, year after ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:18+00:00October 19th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Getting My Feet Wet: Looking Back on my...

Working on the Benton Ponds restoration project with Steve Parmenter My introduction to Eastern Sierra Land Trust says it all. Less than a week on the job, and there I was: slipping my size 7 feet into size 12 waders, and plunging into icy pond water with California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Steve Parmenter and ESLT Board Member Tim Bartley. All sorts of metaphors come to mind: big shoes to ...continue reading

2017-03-03T12:09:50+00:00September 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

Save the Sierra: Apply to be ESLT’s next...

Do you love the Sierra? Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light, while gaining valuable environmental professional experience? Apply today to become a Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) AmeriCorps Member working in Bishop, CA with Eastern Sierra Land Trust! Past ESLT AmeriCorps Members Alison Amberg (left) and Sara Kokkelenberg (right) made great progress on a restoration project to reintroduce the Owens Speckled Dace into the Benton Ponds. ESLT’s ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:15+00:00June 29th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Learning as we Grow

On many mornings in April, May, and June, the excited voices of Bishop Elementary School third graders could be heard around the block as they rounded the corner, en route to Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Native Plant and Pollinator Demonstration Garden. A Bishop Elementary School third-grader waters her sunflower seed. When they reached their destination, they'd rush over to a strip of dirt they've been tending all spring. Each kid would excitedly scan the row of popsicle sticks ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19+00:00June 21st, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Catch the Buzz: Tour Local Pollinator Gardens

Have you noticed the “Certified Pollinator Habitat” plaques that have been popping up on fence posts and garden gates throughout the Eastern Sierra? For the past three years, many locals have been hard at work creating beautiful native plant gardens. These blooming natural spaces offer more than aesthetic value: they are designed to provide much-needed habitat for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. With guidance from Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s Eastside Pollinator ...continue reading

2017-03-07T16:48:46+00:00May 25th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Slideshow from our GardenFest Celebration on April 30

Eastern Sierra Land Trust held our annual GardenFest on April 30 - and what a fun celebration it was! The day was spent welcoming the spring season and helping friends and supporters get their gardens growing. California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter sold native plants, and Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed sold vegetable starts as well as a variety of other landscaping plants. Attendees learned gardening tips and tricks from ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:45+00:00May 9th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|

Ring in the Spring at GardenFest!

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Join us as we “Ring in the Spring” at our annual GardenFest Celebration! This year’s GardenFest is happening in association with Take it Outside California, a new movement aimed at inspiring Californians across the state to get outdoors and connect with the natural world on April 30 and May 1. Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s GardenFest will take place from 11 am – 2 pm ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:06:19+00:00April 12th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Volunteer|