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Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby gdurkee » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:49 am

I take a short break from my untiring defense of froggies at The Fishing Hole to cheerfully announce that Sierra Nature Notes is, at long last, back online. It's been down for a year due to assorted glitches. My former sponsor, Yosemite Association, ultimately decided not to carry it anymore, but I've moved it to a new web host:

http://sierranaturenotes.com

So if you want to read up on all the exciting research being done in the Sierra -- froggies, water quality, salmon disappearing, tornadoes at 11,000 feet -- check us out.

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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby rlown » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:21 pm

Thanks,

A nice read. Looks to be a PhD fest..
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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby Bad Man From Bodie » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:31 pm

Ahh George, it’s good to take a breather from the fishing hole, but don’t worry I’ll be back there shortly.

This is great stuff. I especially like Derlet and Ger’s Algae in the Sierra Nevada Wilderness. Naturalist Notebook- Field Notes- great idea, Sierra Nevada Bird Project- great! I hope everyone checks this site out!

Very cool, thanks very, very, much indeed!
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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby gdurkee » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:45 pm

Naturalist Notebook- Field Notes- great idea, Sierra Nevada Bird Project- great!


Thanks. If anyone here has cool wildlife or other natural history observations, send them to me and I'll publish it. Photos (nice, but not required) and location and a brief description.

Also, I've been talking to the guys writing the new Sierra Birds field guide. They've also likely been dropped by Yosemite Association, who were going to publish their book. But they've agreed to send me a bunch of the great watercolors of birds Keith Hansen is doing as well as a description for each bird. I'll publish those in the "Featured Species" section of the Project site. With luck, I'll update it ever 3 or 4 weeks.

I'll post a note when that happens.

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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby copeg » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:35 pm

Looks great George. I am looking forward to the addition of the bird additions
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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby ERIC » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:18 pm

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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby gdurkee » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:53 am

Campers:

Bad Man from Bodie was the first to weigh in to Naturalist's Notebook with a wildlife observation and photos. Check it out:

http://sierranaturenotes.com/naturenotes/NaturalistNotebook.htm

Always looking for fun stories & keen observations, so don't be afraid to send stuff in.

Thanks,

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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby maverick » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:54 pm

Nice site George, full of interesting Sierra stories, and I to am looking forward to
the bird additions, thanks.
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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby mokelumnekid » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:03 pm

Keep bringing-on the geology, great work.
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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby Ozark Flip » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:29 am

Wonderful reads so far. I took in the algae and salmon topics. One thing remissed from the depleted salmon runs are the sea lions. They have played an important role in this demise. Ever since they were federally protected, their numbers have exploded and many cannot understand why they remain protected. Years ago you would never see a sea lion in the delta but now, they are all the way up the rivers. They put a SERIOUS hurt on the salmon numbers.

This is truely wonderful stuff and I am very thankful for the reading. Years ago I would take a newspaper to work and read during my lunch break. Now the computer has taken it's place. This kind of stuff is exactly what I choose for lunch time enjoyment. Thank you George!

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Re: Great Excitement: Sierra Nature Notes back online

Postby BrianF » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:12 am

Thanks George, great website and resource. Just read three of the articles and am looking forward to reading the rest! Thank you for sharing your passion.
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