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Mono Basin Natural History: Aquatic & Terrestrial Habitats (canceled)

The Mono Basin is one of the most diverse ecosystems on the continent; this field seminar will be an overview of the varied habitats that are found here. We will enjoy the rich diversity of mammals, butterflies, wildflowers, trees, and other plants as we explore the Mono Basin, and a major focus of this seminar will be the identification and ecology of birds that breed here. A guided canoeing exploration of Mono’s south shore is included in this class. Details Date: July 8--10, 2022 Instructor: David Wimpfheimer Price: $270 for members / $285 for the public Registration: Begins February 17,…

$270 – $285
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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

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…

Free