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…

Artist reception: Candida Webb’s Contrasts

Join us to welcome our incoming artist Candida Webb to the Mono Lake Committee Gallery. Candida grew up in Reno, Nevada and has drawn inspiration from the landscapes of the Sierra Nevada and high desert and the inherent contrasts of this unique region. Her paintings incorporate vibrant color and striking lines to bring the desert and mountain landscapes to expressive life.  Details Date: Friday, July 29, 2022, 4:00--6:00pm 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: "Boundary…

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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…

Mountain Botany & Ecology

In this seminar we will explore the Mono Basin's varied plant communities, from the shore of Mono Lake to the forests and meadows at the high elevations of Lee Vining Canyon. We'll learn the basics of flower and plant anatomy and how to use a plant key, discuss soils and geology, and examine the adaptations that enable plants to tolerate the extremes of mountain environments. Michèle Slaton is an Ecologist with the US Forest Service and has lived in the Eastern Sierra since She has worked as a botanist in Colorado, Death Valley National Park, and the Inyo National Forest.…

$235 – $250