October 2021-June 2022 Book Club Selection

Finding the Mother Tree
January 24, 2022.  
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard.

Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths – that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complex, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.  Discussion led by Wendy Feltham.

February 28, 2022.  
Rooted: life at the crossroads of science, nature, and spirit by Lyanda Lynn Haupt Discussion led by Kathy Darrow.
March 28, 2022.  
After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens by Eric Wagner.  Discussion led by Jean Mann.
April 25, 2022.  
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid:  The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change by Thor Hanson.  Discussion led by Phyllis Dolph.
May 23, 2022.  
Beloved Beasts:  Fighting for Life in An Age of Extinction by Michele Nijhaus.  Discussion led by Holly Hughes.
June 27, 2022.  
In Search of Meadowlarks: Birds, Farms, and Food in Harmony with the Land by John Marzluff Discussion led by Andrea Woods.

All meetings will be via Zoom from 3:30-5:00 pm until the public health protocols change. Please contact Linda Rhines at linda.rhines@gmail.com for details if you would like to join in. 

We hope to meet in person again at Illahee Preserve as soon as it is deemed safe to practice social distancing and enjoy being outdoors together. During colder winter months, we’ll meet at the Pink House next to PT Library, or schedule a Zoom meeting, depending on the public health situation.