People gather around a tree with names carved into it, and one woman takes a picture.

Arborglyphs & Aspen Natural History (FULL)

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October 8 @ 8:30 am October 9 @ 4:00 pm

A century of sheep grazing brought Basque sheepherders into the Mono Basin’s aspen-bordered meadows, and they left numerous carvings—arborglyphs—on the aspens. Join the instructors for an enchanting journey into the aspen groves to explore this historical art form and to learn about the wildlife, insects, and birds that are drawn to the groves. Richard Potashin has been discovering and documenting aspen carvings for many years. Nancy Hadlock is a retired naturalist, interpreter, and educator for the National Park Service and US Forest Service with more than 30 years of experience. 

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Date: October 8–9, 2022

Instructors: Richard Potashin & Nancy Hadlock

Price: $180 for members / $195 for the public

Registration: Begins February 17, 2022 at 9:00am PST for Mono Lake Committee members.

Questions? Contact the field seminar team by email or phone at (760) 647-6595.

Activity level: DIFFICULT

This seminar’s activity level: difficult. While we will be walking up to two miles a day at a leisurely pace, much of that walking will be off trail on uneven terrain, include stepping up and over fallen trees, and involve bushwhacking through aspen thickets. This type of walking requires good balance, some agility, and stamina.

People gather around a tree with names carved into it, and one woman takes a picture.