Hoar frost clings to pine needles on a branch that holds a now open cone.


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

Eastern Sierra Volcanism (FULL)

The Eastern Sierra is a fascinating place to learn about volcanoes and the volcanic history of the region. From the Long Valley Caldera and the Glass Mountain Range to Mammoth Mountain, Mono-Inyo Craters, and into the Mono Basin, we will explore some of the world-class volcanic features in Mono Lake’s backyard. This seminar will involve moderate hiking at elevations from 6,500-11,000 feet above sea level. We will likely walk 2-3 miles over the course of the day, some of which is off trail and will be short and steep. Details Date: September 17--18, 2022 Instructor: Claire Landowski Price: $180 for…

$180 – $195

Rare Birding in Mono County (FULL)

This birding seminar will scour the county looking for rare birds that show up during the fall migration. We will seek out rare birds that have been reported and we will bird several hotspots where rarities tend to show up looking for more! This seminar requires patience and enthusiasm for long days. There are no guarantees of seeing the rare birds, but we will do our best to find them as well as to enjoy what we see, regardless of rarity. Details Date: September 24--25, 2022 Instructor: Nora Livingston Price: $180 for members / $195 for the public Registration: Begins…

$180 – $195

Arborglyphs & Aspen Natural History (FULL)

A century of sheep grazing brought Basque sheepherders into the Mono Basin's aspen-bordered meadows, and they left numerous carvings---arborglyphs---on the aspens. Join the instructors for an enchanting journey into the aspen groves to explore this historical art form and to learn about the wildlife, insects, and birds that are drawn to the groves. Richard Potashin has been discovering and documenting aspen carvings for many years. Nancy Hadlock is a retired naturalist, interpreter, and educator for the National Park Service and US Forest Service with more than 30 years of experience.  Details Date: October 8--9, 2022 Instructors: Richard Potashin & Nancy…

$180 – $195