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2019 Winter Seminars

2019 winter field seminars

Registration for the 2019 winter field seminars will open on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00am.

We are currently scheduling all the other 2019 field seminars, and they will be posted here online on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.


Mono Lake by Moonlight (canceled)
January 18–20, 2019 • Joe Decker
$275 per person / $250 for members

Winter Starry Skies Over Mono Lake
February 1–3, 2019 • Joe Decker
$275 per person / $250 for members

Winter Ecology of the Mono Basin
February 9, 2019 • Nora Livingston
$95 per person / $85 for members



  • Joe Decker
    1. Joe Decker Joe Decker is a photographer whose work has been widely exhibited across the United States, from the San Diego Museum of Natural History to the Smithsonian, as well as having been recognized with residencies as diverse as Arizona, Iceland and Antarctica. Joe has led numerous workshops in the western United States, and has studied with master nature photographers Galen Rowell and Frans Lanting. Take a seminar with Joe:
      Mono Lake by Moonlight • January 18–20
      Winter Starry Skies Over Mono Lake • February 1–3

  • Nora Livingston
    1. Nora LivingstonNora Livingston is the Mono Lake Committee's Lead Naturalist Guide. She has spent a decade birding the Mono Basin, is an expert on Mono Basin birding locations, and holds the Mono County Big Day record after seeing 153 species on July 26, 2011. Nora has worked as a field biologist on the Channel Islands, the Farallon Islands, and in the Eastern Sierra; she studied trees in the species-rich Appalachian Mountains; and she is the Secretary of the Mono Basin Historical Society. Take a seminar with Nora:
      Winter Ecology of the Mono Basin • February 9, 2019

photo by Joe Decker

Questions? Call (760) 647-6595 and ask for Elin, Nora, or Andrew. You can also email us if that's easier.

All seminars operate under permits from the Inyo National Forest and California State Park system.

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