Green grass with fluffy seed heads lines the shore of a lake, tufa formations are in the water offshore.



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Mono Lake County Park Bird Walk

Join a naturalist-guide for an easy stroll through a variety of habitats including wetlands, willows, sagebrush scrub, and cottonwood trees. This location provides excellent opportunities for birding and general sightseeing. Meet at the County Park parking lot (directions below). This guided, 1.5–2 hour walk is appropriate for all experience levels and age groups. Advance reservations are recommended. Details Date: Fridays at 8:00am Price: Free. Additional information: Meet at the Mono Lake County Park parking lot.Tours are free, but reservations are encouraged to secure your spot.Please bring binoculars if you have them. Some binoculars will also be available to borrow. Frequently…

En Plein Air at Mono Lake: Beginning Oil Painting

Painting outdoors allows an instant connection with landscape, and the textural possibilities and complete-coverage quality of oil paint allow students to portray their own unique feelings in their work. This field seminar is designed to be an introduction to the sometimes-intimidating subject of oil painting for students who want to learn oil painting outdoors. Photo courtesy of Penny Otwell. Details Date: July 15--17, 2022 Instructor: Penny Otwell Price: $265 for members / $280 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…

$265 – $280

Photo talk & book signing: Claude Fiddler’s Inside the High Sierra

Stop in at the Mono Lake Committee Theater & Gallery to meet prominent Sierra climber and renowned photographer Claude Fiddler, and learn more about his experiences in the Sierra and his photography techniques. Claude’s newest book of photography Inside the High Sierra will be available to purchase in our bookstore, and there will be an opportunity to get it signed. Details Date: Friday, July 15, 2022, 4:30--6:30pm Location: Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore in Lee Vining (51365 Highway 395) Price: Free and open to the public More information: Contact Lily Pastel at (760) 647-6595 Top photo courtesy of…


Mono Lake South Tufa Tour

Join a naturalist-guide for a walk among strange tufa towers, bubbling springs, birds, wildlife, brine shrimp, and the behind-the-scenes story of the most unusual lake in California. This guided, one-hour walk includes hands-on activities, and an overview of the human and natural history of Mono Lake appropriate for all age levels. Advance reservations are recommended. Details Date: Daily in summer at 6:00pm Price: Tours are free, but there is a $3 per person entrance fee to the South Tufa Area. Additional information: Meet at the kiosk at the South Tufa parking lot.Tours are free, but reservations are recommended to secure…