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

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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
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Lundy Canyon Bird Walk

Join a naturalist-guide for a leisurely walk up Lundy Canyon, where the convergence of coniferous forest, sagebrush scrub, riparian woodlands, and open water offers a diverse list of bird species. Meet in front of Lundy Lake Resort (directions below). This guided, 1.5–2 hour walk is appropriate for all experience levels and age groups. Details Date: Saturdays at 8:00am Price: Free Additional information: Meet at the Lundy Lake Resort on Lundy Lake Road.From Highway 395 turn onto Lundy Lake Road (located 6.5 miles north of Lee Vining). Continue straight for 5 miles to the Lundy Lake Resort to meet the group. Tours…

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Mono Lake Canoe Tours

Discover bubbling springs, alkali flies, brine shrimp, underwater tufa towers, migrating birds, and crystalline waters, all from the unique vantage point of a canoe. Guided canoe tours provide a unique look into the ecology and geology of this high desert lake. No canoe experience is necessary and we provide all the equipment. Our experienced canoe guides will share with you some of Mono Lake's unusual natural history as well as the story about efforts to protect this nearly million-year-old lake. Advance reservations are required. Details Date: Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00am*, 9:30am*, and 11:00am* *These are tour departure times. You…

$20 – $35
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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…