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

2017-03-03T11:06:18-08:00October 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

2017-03-07T16:48:46-08:00May 25th, 2016|Blog, Pollinator Gardens|

Get your Garden Growing at ESLT’s GardenFest

Calling all green thumbs: are you ready to get your garden growing? Throughout the Eastern Sierra, birds flit from tree to tree and butterflies float from each sweet, fresh blossom to the next. To celebrate this season of growth, Eastern Sierra Land Trust invites you to join them as they “Ring in the Spring” at their annual GardenFest... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00April 11th, 2016|Celebrations, Press Releases|

Keeping the Eastern Sierra Abloom

What's for dinner? Without pollinators, the options might be few. With one third of the food supply and at least 80% of the world's flowering plants depending on pollinators, their impact can be felt everywhere - from backyards to dinner plates. Much of the Eastern Sierra's natural treasures rely... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00March 28th, 2016|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|

Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm &...

Growing Stronger Together: Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed Teams Up with ESLT to Keep the Eastern Sierra Blooming From a distance, Chalfant Big Trees Farm & Feed appears as a lush swathe of green rising from Chalfant Valley's sandy soils. As the hands and hearts that have kept this family-owned garden store growing strong since its founding in 2003, Steve and Debbie Blair... Press Release [PDF]

2017-03-10T14:14:27-08:00February 22nd, 2016|Press Releases|

Thanks to Elaine and Doug Muchmore for a...

On August 30, Elaine and Doug Muchmore hosted their third annual Garden Concert to benefit Eastern Sierra Land Trust. Held outdoors in their beautiful backyard in La Jolla, CA, the evening was truly exquisite - we cannot thank Elaine and Doug enough for their remarkable hospitality! From start to finish, the party was such a lovely gathering of friends. We are delighted to share here with you a bit of the magic that ...continue reading

2017-03-03T11:12:23-08:00September 17th, 2015|Blog, Celebrations|

Bring Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden This...

Bring Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden This Spring: Sign Up Today to Receive Free Native Plants for Your Pollinator Garden Have you considered creating a pollinator-friendly garden blooming with native plants, but don’t know where to start? Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are teaming up to help 20 local gardeners create habitat for bees, butterflies and more by giving away up to $200 ...continue reading

2017-03-10T14:14:28-08:00March 10th, 2015|Pollinator Gardens, Press Releases|