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A huge orange full moon hangs in a purple sky and is reflected over the blue-purple water of Mono Lake.

Ringing in 2021: Stories may save us yet

This essay, written by Kristine Zeigler, appears in the 2021 Mono Lake Calendar. Please, stop what you’re doing and hop in. I am going to take you to Mono Lake, one of North America’s oldest lakes, transporting you with my words…
Snowy tufa towers jut out from the rippling green lake water with the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range behind them.

Keep Saving Mono Lake

Your support helps keep Mono Lake on the rise, its tributary streams flowing, and its surrounding lands protected season after season. Thank you for being a part of protecting this special place. As we near the end of 2020 we would…
The snow covered boardwalk snakes through bare brambles towards Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Moment: Down the boardwalk

This Mono Lake Moment takes you down the snowy boardwalk at the Mono Lake County Park and there’s an unexpected wildlife sighting, a Wilson’s Snipe. Can you pick it out in the straw-colored grass where it is perfectly camouflaged? Wishing…
Snowy tufa towers jut out from the rippling green lake water with the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range behind them.

Season’s greetings from Mono Lake

Your support helps keep Mono Lake on the rise, its tributary streams flowing, and its surrounding lands protected. Thank you for being a part of protecting this special place. As we near the end of 2020 we would greatly appreciate…
A birds eye view of Lee Vining buildings from a hill shows Mono Lake in the distance.

Mono Lake Moment: Following bear tracks

This candid Mono Lake Moment follows Black Bear (Ursus americanus) tracks in the snow up a steep hill above Lee Vining and reflects on life in this small unique community filled with character, perched on the edge of the Great…
A few small houses sit in a dry green and yellow sagebrush field with a blue lake, dark mountains and a cloudy sky in the background.

December 15: Final Tioga Inn hearing & decision

There will be yet another, and final, Mono County Board of Supervisors special meeting on the Tioga Inn project, and it has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 15 at 12:30pm. Two months ago, at an October 14 hearing, the Board…
Tall evergreen trees line the yellow coast of a blue lake, and patches of ice surround the surface under bright sunlight.

Mono Lake Moment: Singing ice

Today’s Mono Lake Moment sits you down on the side of a frozen freshwater lake in the Mono Basin to listen to it sing and crack in the warming sun. The sounds shoot through the ice and rumble below the…