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Black Lake Birding Tour

Come celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with ESLT and the Audubon Society! World Migratory Bird Day is May 12th and to celebrate, we are partnering up with the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society to host a birding tour of our beautiful Black Lake Preserve. We will spend the morning alongside the Audubon Society's birding experts as we all view the many different local and migratory birds that call this lake home. All birding ...continue reading

2019-03-15T13:10:16-07:00May 11th, 2019|
Rufous Hummingbird

Hummingbirds: Your Questions Answered!

The information in this post was taken from an article that was originally written by Eastern Sierra Land Trust members Tom and Jo Heindel for Eastern Sierra Audubon's Sierra Wave Newsletter. To read the original article, Click Here >> Hummingbirds are found throughout the Western Hemisphere - and regardless of culture, country, or language, people everywhere are fascinated by these amazing birds. Are you curious about local hummingbirds? Want to learn more ...continue reading

2018-03-05T08:51:35-07:00March 6th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|

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

2017-03-04T18:07:32-07:00February 13th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Pollinator Gardens|
A Sage Grouse shows off his plumage.

$8 Million Fund Created to Improve Water Quality...

Great news for Eastern Sierra conservation - and we're thrilled to share it with you first! In a landmark victory for local conservation and the long-term health of the Eastern Sierra, the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has created an $8 million fund to support initiatives conserving the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse and enhancing ranch water quality in the region. Sage-grouse thrive in wide-open areas with abundant sagebrush, native grasses, ...continue reading

2017-03-04T18:08:17-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Blog, Featured|

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

2017-03-03T11:06:18-07:00October 19th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases, Volunteer|

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

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

Exploring our Black Lake Preserve: Pictures from our...

May 14 began bright, brisk, and breezy - we couldn't have asked for a better day to spend out on the land with friends, celebrating the conservation of our Black Lake Preserve! Partners from Eastern Sierra Audubon (ESAS) and California Native Plant Society - Bristlecone Chapter (CNPS) joined Eastern Sierra Land Trust to lead a tour exploring this stunning property. Along the way, we enjoyed seeing some of the diverse flora and fauna ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:08-07:00May 20th, 2016|Blog|

Join Us to Celebrate our Black Lake Preserve

See the stunning Black Lake Preserve for yourself at our celebration on May 14th! Photo © Randy Keller When Michelle Browner first visited Black Lake, she found a landscape that spoke to her soul. She felt what early settlers must have experienced when they first explored the American West. Breathtakingly beautiful, the land before her was rugged, remote, and alive with strange plants and wildlife. Thanks to Michelle, this unusual ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:05:09-07:00April 18th, 2016|Blog|