July’s Natural History Society Book Club selection is Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild. We will meet on Monday, July 25, from 3:30-5:00. For further information contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haupt’s book examines the everyday wild in our urban neighborhoods. It is a blend of myth, memoir, science, and stories. Beautifully illustrated and with practical sidebars on such subjects as animal tracks and opossum removal.
This book reminds us that we don’t have to travel to a national park or a wilderness area to encounter wild animals. The live among us, although we often don’t pay attention to them.