A close up of yellow wildflowers overlooking the teal waters of Mono Lake on a cloudy day.

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Snowy tufa towers jut out from the rippling green lake water with the snowy Sierra Nevada mountain range behind them.

Keep Saving Mono Lake

Your support helps keep Mono Lake on the rise, its tributary streams flowing, and its surrounding lands protected season after season. Thank you for being a part of protecting this special place. As we near the end of 2020 we would…
The snow covered boardwalk snakes through bare brambles towards Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Moment: Down the boardwalk

This Mono Lake Moment takes you down the snowy boardwalk at the Mono Lake County Park and there’s an unexpected wildlife sighting, a Wilson’s Snipe. Can you pick it out in the straw-colored grass where it is perfectly camouflaged? Wishing…
A birds eye view of Lee Vining buildings from a hill shows Mono Lake in the distance.

Mono Lake Moment: Following bear tracks

This candid Mono Lake Moment follows Black Bear (Ursus americanus) tracks in the snow up a steep hill above Lee Vining and reflects on life in this small unique community filled with character, perched on the edge of the Great…
Tall evergreen trees line the yellow coast of a blue lake, and patches of ice surround the surface under bright sunlight.

Mono Lake Moment: Singing ice

Today’s Mono Lake Moment sits you down on the side of a frozen freshwater lake in the Mono Basin to listen to it sing and crack in the warming sun. The sounds shoot through the ice and rumble below the…