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Explore Lundy Canyon with a guide during Saturday morning bird walks

Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Jenny, Birding Intern
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We hope you can join us for one of the new Lundy Canyon bird walks this year—on Saturdays at 7:30am. There is so much to see in Lundy Canyon, it really is one of the gems of the Eastern Sierra. I’ve put together this collection of photos from the 2017 season so far, and hope it inspires you to join us!

Lundy Canyon is home to some of the Eastern Sierra’s best birds, wildflowers, and waterfalls along Mill Creek, which flows down the canyon and into Mono Lake.

White rein orchid (Plantanthera leucostachys) blooming along Mill Creek in Lundy Canyon. Photo by Jennifer Rieke.

Nestled in the eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada, Lundy Canyon is a high-elevation canyon rising from Lundy Lake at 7,858 feet above sea level to the 11,770-foot Black Mountain. (more…)

The REAL hidden gems of the Mono Basin and Sierra Nevada

Friday, August 7th, 2015 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
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This post was written by Sarah Angulo, 2015 Mono Lake Intern.

It’s the middle of summer, and most people have been busy exploring the great fishing spots here in the Eastern Sierra, or spending sun-filled days in the crystal-clear waters swimming all day, or enjoying the company of friends and family beside views of the mountains. While all these things are a must for a summer spent in the Sierra, oftentimes the best part is overlooked (quite literally): the flowers!

If you make it to the top of a Sierra peak, you may be able to see…. sky pilot! Photo by

If you make it to the top of a Sierra peak, you may be able to see…. sky pilot! Photo by Sarah Angulo.

Yes, the flowers may be small and low to the ground, but they deserve to be gawked at as much as the huge mountains on which they grow. In the world of the small, gazing deep into the colors and shapes and patterns of flowers, one can gain a greater connection and appreciation for the work of nature. How these little things have diversified (more…)

Great Basin Wildflowers field seminar – sign up now!

Wednesday, 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…)

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