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.

Refreshments with Refreshing ‘Ologists: Volunteering for nature

This post was written by Julie Curtis, 2014 Mono Lake Intern.

What’s your idea of a great retirement? For Erv Nichols and Sandra Noll, Mono Lake Committee Birding Interns, retirement consists of traveling the country, volunteering their time, and sharing their passion for nature. Doesn’t sound too shabby….

Erv Nichols, one of the Committee’s volunteer Birding Interns this summer. Photo by Sandra Noll.

Come join us in the Mono Lake Committee theater and gallery this Wednesday August 20 at 4:00pm for this week’s free Refreshments with Refreshing ‘Ologist lecture titled, “Volunteering for Nature.” Whether from a viewing deck or lecture hall, leading bird walks, night hikes, or canoe excursions, Erv and Sandra’s passion connects people with the nation’s special landscapes and wildlife.

Sandra Noll, left, the other volunteer Birding Intern this summer at the Committee. Photo by Erv Nichols.

Their program will shed light on their personal journey while addressing questions and providing tips on volunteering. Expect dialogue laced with humor and illustrated with lots of photographs. We look forward to seeing you there!