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County Park Birdwalk List

May 22nd, 2009 by tdomf_e48ef
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Date of sighting: May 22, 2009

Today, at County Park, I had a wonderful group of 9 birders on my bird walk. We saw 28 species and had a wonderful time. Thanks to all who came!

Here are the species that we saw:

Eared Grebe, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope, Wilson’s Snipe (heard only), California Gull, Osprey, American Kestrel, Northern Flicker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Violet-green Swallow, Clark’s Nutcracker, Black-billed Magpie, House Wren, Cedar Waxwing, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Bullock’s Oriole, Western Tanager (female)

 

Monolake.org is a winner!

May 22nd, 2009 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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adobe-techsoup-mlc-logosIf you’ve poked around our new-and-improved Mono Lake Website, you probably already know that, but now we have it “in writing.” Last month we entered our website into the Adobe-TechSoup Show Your Impact design contest, and we came in as a runner-up in our category!

Many thanks to all of you who visited the contest site to vote for the Mono Lake Website. Your votes paid off! We will get a free … more »

Black-chinned and Costa’s Hummingbirds

May 22nd, 2009 by tdomf_e48ef
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Date of sighting: May 21 and May 22

I saw a male Black-chinned Hummingbird around Third Street, drinking from the El Mono feeders. It had a beautiful dark purple gorget.

Bartshe saw a male Costa’s Hummingbird up Lundy canyon this morning.

Keep an eye out for the buzz and hum of these tiny birds!

Spring update: Warm weather increases runoff

May 20th, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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Since the first week in May, cold and windy weather has been replaced by warm and calmer weather. This sudden change caused trees to leaf out, flowers to bloom, bugs and birds to come out, and snowmelt to dramatically increase. Sonora Pass opened last week and Tioga Pass opened yesterday. The last two weeks have been a burst of springtime activity! … more »

Great Basin Wildflowers field seminar – sign up now!

May 20th, 2009 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Instructor Mark Bagley leads the wildflower seminar through fields of desert blooms. Photo by Elin Ljung.

Instructor Mark Bagley leads the 2008 wildflower seminar through fields of desert blooms. Photo by Elin Ljung.

There’s still room in the Great Basin Wildflowers, Plants, & Habitats field seminar (June 12-14)—reserve your space today!

I recently walked along the Lee Vining Creek Trail and saw a beautiful preview of budding flowers: fragrant desert peach, yellow bitterbrush blossoms, a few bright paintbrush, and … more »

Tioga Pass open!

May 19th, 2009 by Elin, Communications Coordinator
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Tioga Pass on May 9, 2009. Photo by Elin Ljung.

Tioga Pass on May 9, 2009. Photo by Elin Ljung.

According to the National Park Service, Tioga Pass will open May 20, 2009 at 10:00 am, conditions permitting!

EDITOR’s NOTE: THE PASS OPENED TUESDAY EVENING MAY 19TH. … more »

Bird walks at County Park

May 18th, 2009 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
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A bird walk at Mono Lake County Park. Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

A bird walk at Mono Lake County Park. Photo by Arya Degenhardt.

The weather is warming up, and the birds are singing and building their nests. Do you wonder what that black-and-orange bird you see on your feeder is? Do you keep hearing a bird singing that you want to learn more about? Or maybe you just want to get out and see what you can find on a beautiful day. Walk with us and we’ll guide you through the various habitats of Mono Lake’s north shore.

Join us at County Park on Sundays and Fridays at 8:00am through September 6. Yesterday on the first bird walk we saw over 25 different species and had a great time!

The naturalist-led walks are 1 ½–2 hours at the County Park / State Reserve boardwalk. Meet at the Mono Lake County Park, five miles north of Lee Vining, just off Hwy 395. Bring binoculars, hat, and sunscreen. No reservations necessary—we’ll see you there!

Pacific Tent Caterpillars

May 18th, 2009 by MLC Administrator
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Date of sighting: Spring 2009

It is a really good year for Pacific Tent Caterpillars. You can see their tents in Bitterbrush and sometimes Desert Peach and other shrubs. They turn into a moth. 1998 was a good year, and I remember one other year since then that was good–but not this good.

Pacific Tent Moth

Pacific Tent Moth

Pacific Tent Moth

Pacific Tent Moth

Pacific Tent Moth

Pacific Tent Moth

South Tufa tours and bird walks happening now!

May 18th, 2009 by Bartshé, Education Director
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South Tufa tours are a great way to learn about Mono Lake! Photo by Greg Reis.

South Tufa tours are a great way to learn about Mono Lake! Photo by Greg Reis.


South Tufa tours

Weekend tours are currently happening on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm; meet at the South Tufa kiosk/parking lot. Daily tours begin on May 23 at 1:00 pm at the same location.

Bird walks

Sundays and Fridays; now through September 6. Meet at the Mono Lake County Park parking lot at 8:00 am.

See the Calendar of Events for details. The Mono Lake Committee operates under a permits from the Inyo National Forest and the California Department of Parks & Recreation.

Life is a pheromone

May 17th, 2009 by Bartshé, Education Director
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If you’re an adult male Columbia silk moth, it’s all about pheromones. Male Hyalaphora columbia gloveri spend their precious few evenings of adult life … more »

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