Original watercolor painting, unframed
11" x 14"
"Gulls at Mono Lake" (painting #111), unframed
Mono Lake (Mono pronounced like "oh, no") is an akaline lake on the east side of the Sierra near Lee Vining. While its alkalinity might make it unattractive to some humans, it is a gem to the wildlife that makes use of its unique qualities. It plays a vital part in the life cycles of several species of birds, for nesting or during migration. Here, California Gulls line up along shore feasting on the brine flies that thrive in these waters.