Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

One more Eared Grebe returned to Mono Lake

This post was written by Rosanne Catron, 2011 Office Director.

People continue to find Eared Grebes stranded on land around the Mono Basin. If you find one and are able to help it back to the water, you might be able to save its life.

Communications Coordinator Elin Ljung gets ready to return another errant grebe to Mono Lake.

Eared grebes are speedy swimmers, but are actually unable to walk. They sometimes mistake rain-slicked parking lots and roads for bodies of water, try to land, and become stranded.
This grebe was our fifth rescue in the last few days. All five grebes have been happy and healthy once returned to the water.