The September 2019 selection for Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society book club is Wintergreen by Robert Michael Pyle. We are honored to have the opportunity to meet with the author for our book discussion on Monday, October 7, from 3:30 – 5:00. Please RSVP to Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org for information, including directions, about the location.
Naturalist, scientist, and poet Robert Michael Pyle describes the land, animals, plants, and people of the Willapa Hills area of southwest Washington State. In spite of the obvious disruption caused by widespread logging, Pyle moved to the little town of Gray’s River, Washington, in the 1970s and continued his career as a writer and naturalist. His explorations of the area are recounted in Wintergreen, winner of the 1987 John Burroughs Medal for the best natural history book of the year. Although originally written in the 1980s and republished with a new preface in 1996, the well-written book has valuable insights and lessons for today.