Snowy tufa towers and mountains loom in gray greed rippling lake water.


Scientists with the USGS working in a boat with research equipment beside it in Mono Lake.

Mono Basin research ramps back up

As the world closed down in March 2020 in response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic, research groups working in the Mono Basin also packed up and went home. Though a few people were able to return later in the year…
One man walks with a tripod across his back through a golden field of grass towards snow covered rocks on the shore of Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Christmas Bird Count results

The Mono Lake Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a one-day citizen science effort to tally all the wild birds in the Mono Lake area. The forty-second annual Mono Lake CBC was held on December 22, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the…