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.

One hundred new Jeffrey Pines at Rush Creek

This post was written by Erika Obedzinski, 2009 Office Director.

Greg and Rose planting a Jeffrey Pine seedling. Photo by Erika Obedzinski
Greg and Rose teaching the group the best way to plant each seedling.

This morning 13 Committee staff and Mono Lake volunteers planted 100 Jeffrey Pine seedlings near Rush Creek. After many days of overcast weather, it was a beautiful sunny morning and good to be outdoors. The recent rainy weather made digging holes for the new trees easy—the toughest job was hauling buckets of water back from the creek to make sure the seedlings all got a good soaking.

Buckets full of water for the new trees.
Buckets full of water for the new trees.

We hope to keep these trees well watered through the summer months this year and next.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to water these trees and others, we’d welcome the extra help! Call or email Birding Intern Nora Livingston (760) 647-6595.

Staff and volunteers after planting 100 seedlings. Photo by Erika Obedzinski