...being a docent at Mono Lake!!!
Today was my first day as an official Mono Lake Volunteer...
I answered questions, chatted with the tourists, took photos...
...and swatted flies!!!
Yep, those brown things in the water are swarms of alkali flies!
They ring the lake, provide food for the gulls, eat algae from the lake, eat brine shrimp,
and annoy the heck out of me!!!
How would you describe the word alkali to a foreign tourist???