This Mono-logue post comes to you from Mono Lake Intern Claire Skinner, who has been working with Justin Hite this summer to produce the Natural History Bulletin:
If you’re planning a trip to the Mono Basin this September, be sure to check out this month’s Natural History Bulletin. Brought to you by Justin Hite, the Mono Basin Resource Steward, these colorful, photo-filled bulletins highlight the natural wonders unfolding right now in the Mono Basin. Look for them posted on bulletin boards around Lee Vining and the surrounding area.
Late summer and early fall are an ideal time to visit this remarkable region: the weather’s warm, but not too hot, and the days are still long and blue-skied. While you’re here, don’t miss over one million Eared Grebes diving for brine shrimp or throngs of American Avocets lunching on alkali flies in Mono Lake’s salty waters. What’s more, vivid Goldenrod and lovely Aster are blooming in thickets along the lakeshore, proving that wildflower season isn’t quite over.
For more information about what to see and where to go, stop by the Mono Lake Committee Information & Bookstore, open from 9:00am to 7:00pm daily.