Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Sierra Juniper

Juniperus occidentalis


Juniperus occidentalis var. australis Sierra juniper. California and westernmost Nevada, south of 40° 30' N latitude in the Sierra Nevada and San Bernardino Mountains. A medium-sized tree 12–26 m tall with a stout trunk up to 3 m diameter. Cones 5–9 mm diameter. Most plants dioecious, but about 5-10% are monoecious.


Olsmted Point, Tioga Road, Yosemite NP, CA.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks for the notice Fyn :-)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Ava! I love all these trees I saw in California. They are amazing!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Gorgeous series of a beautiful elder.

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

No..I saw the sign in the road when we were going down from Mono Lake but we were driving towards Kings Canyon that day with many km to cover so we could not go. But Idefinitely want to go back to all these places in US. There is so many beautiful things to see! :-)

Jae 6 years ago

Did you perhaps visit the ancient bristlecone pine forest while you were there?

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Thanks Jae! :-)

Jae 6 years ago

Impressive trees. Great serie, Marta.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

California, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 24, 2014

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team