July 2019 Book Selection

The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society Book Club will meet on Monday, July 22, 2019, 3:30 – 5:00, to discuss The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.  We will meet at the shelter at Ilahee Preserve, gathering at the parking lot near San Juan Taqueria at 3:15 to carpool to the limited parking at Ilahee.

Sy Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus and the remarkable connections they make with humans. Scientists are now establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. Montgomery chronicles this growing appreciation of the octopus. and  reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds.