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Mono Basin Landscape & Night Photography (FULL)

Summer is a great season for afternoon cumulus cloud formations and sunset color, typically then yielding clear skies for Milky Way night photography. Accomplished local photographer Jeff Sullivan will teach you some of his favorite techniques and show you some of his favorite spots for landscape and night photography in the Mono Basin. Photo courtesy of Jeff Sullivan. Details Date: August 19--21, 2022 Instructor: Jeff Sullivan Price: $295 for members / $310 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)…

$295 – $310

Late Summer Birding

As birds fly south for winter, people often wonder: “Where exactly are they going? Where are they coming from? How long does it take them to get there? How do they know where to go?” This seminar strives to answer those questions during a fun time in the field observing these lightweight travelers as they fuel up along the way. We will focus on shorebirds, but there will be plenty of songbird migrants to see as well. Spotted Sandpiper photo courtesy of Sandra Noll. Details Date: August 27, 2022 Instructor: Nora Livingston Price: $130 for members / $145 for the…

$130 – $145

Mono Basin Tree Identification

From cottonwoods and willows along creeks to gnarled windswept pines high in the mountains, the Mono Basin and adjacent mountains provide a wonderful gradient to look at trees and tree-like shrubs in their respective plant communities. While the diversity may not be as impressive as the East Coast, there are plenty of trees to learn about and celebrate here in the Eastern Sierra. This one-day seminar will delve into the diversity of trees in the Mono Basin and their identifying traits. We will examine, observe, and even smell the trees to help ingrain the knowledge into our senses. Details Date:…

$130 – $145

Los Angeles Aqueduct Tour (FULL)

The Mono Basin extension of the Los Angeles Aqueduct began exporting water 350 miles south to the City of LA in 1941. Today, the aqueduct must balance competing needs instead of exclusively serving one. Join Mono Lake Committee Education Director Rose Nelson for a focused, field-based investigation of the north end of the aqueduct. This field seminar will provide a great overview of the Mono Basin system, the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and a few of the historical, engineering, and ecological anecdotes that make up this fascinating water infrastructure. Details Date: September 10, 2022 Instructor: Rose Nelson Price: $130 for members…

$130 – $145