Hoar frost clings to pine needles on a branch that holds a now open cone.


Shorebird survey of Mono Lake’s entire shoreline

Mono Lake is known for its shorebirds—flocks of dainty phalaropes awe us as they fly amongst the tufa, striking black-and-white avocets congregate at the County Park boardwalk, and sandpipers forage on recently exposed mudflats. Even at its unnaturally low level,…