The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society book club will meet on Monday, September 24, 3:30-5:00, to discuss The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us about Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future by Jim Robbins. We will meet at the Ilahee Preserve just off of Prospect Avenue near Kala Point.
Author Jim Robbins believes that humans’ relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found everywhere and are our most vital connection to nature. Through various stories of interactions between birds and humans, Robbins illustrates just how valuable birds are to humans, both ecologically and spiritually. This book brings birds from the background of our lives into the foreground, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live.