Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Make your plans now for 2019 Mono Lake Field Seminars

The complete list of all the Mono Lake Committee’s 2019 Field Seminars is now available online hereRegistration opens at 9:00am on Friday, February 1.

The Mono Lake Committee’s Lead Naturalist Guide Nora Livingston will be leading 16 seminars this year, with topics ranging from birding to botany, history to geology. Photo courtesy of Bob Yates.

This year there are 38 Field Seminars to choose from, including one-day, half-day, and multi-day options. As always, the list spans many natural history, cultural history, art, and photography topics.

New seminars this year include Watercolors in the Wild in October with new instructor Andie Thrams and two new seminars in July with Nora Livingston: Mono Basin Big Day Birding and Full Moon Hike. Popular instructor Jeff Sullivan will lead a new seminar in November—Mono Basin Landscapes & Moon Photography—in addition to his August Mono Basin Landscapes & Milky Way Photography seminar.

We also have two seminars returning this year, both in June: Visions of the Past: Sierra Gold, Aurora Silver with Terri Geissinger and Capturing the Mono Basin in Pastel with Ane Carla Rovetta.

Fans of Greg Stock’s Geology of the Mono Basin will have two chances to sign up this year, in August and September. But if you’re hoping to take the Miwok-Paiute Basketry seminar, there’s just one chance in August.

Join Ursula Jones, Lucy Parker, and Julia Parker for the Miwok-Paiute Basketry seminar, held August 23–25. Photo by Elin Ljung.

Take a look at the seminars now so you know what to sign up for in two weeks when registration opens on Friday, February 1 at 9:00am for Mono Lake Committee members only. If you are not a Committee member, but you wish to register in February, you may join the Committee and sign up for the class of your choice at the same time on February 1. If you have any questions, you can check the list of frequently asked questionsemail the Field Seminar team, or call (760) 647-6595.