A person stands holding a small yellow flower and is inspecting it closely, two other people flank them looking on, behind the people is a field of of green shrubs with swaths of yellow flowers.

Natural History at the Edge of the Sierra (FULL)

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August 6 @ 7:30 am 3:30 pm

The Natural History Institute defines natural history as the “…practice of intentional, focused attentiveness and receptivity to the more-than-human world, guided by honesty and accuracy.” Rather than focusing on one specific aspect of a singular creature of interest, natural history pays attention to all the goings-on in front of the observer. On this day trip, we will make our way up the east slope, stopping at several locations to connect with all that we may find. Throughout the day, we will have moments of quiet reflection to allow ourselves to ponder the grandeur and the minutia that envelops us in this amazing place: the edge of the Sierra.

Details

Date: August 6, 2022

Instructor: Nora Livingston

Price: $130 for members / $145 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: MODERATE

This seminar’s activity level: moderate. We will be walking up to two miles at a leisurely pace, much of which will be over uneven terrain, off trail, and will include stepping up and over obstacles. This type of walking requires good balance, some agility, and stamina. We will be gaining altitude steadily throughout the day.

A person stands holding a small yellow flower and is inspecting it closely, two other people flank them looking on, behind the people is a field of of green shrubs with swaths of yellow flowers.