August-September 2020 Book Club Selections

August 24th: Walking the High Ridge: Life as Field Trip by Robert Michael Pyle

Walking the High Ridge

For Robert Michael Pyle, “walking the high ridge” is a way of life both figuratively and literally. In his latest book he describes in compelling detail his efforts to live and work in that special natural space Nabokov described as “a high ridge where the mountainside of scientific knowledge joins the opposite slope of artistic imagination.”

Our August 24th meeting will be via Zoom from 3:30-5:00 pm. Please contact Kathy Darrow at katherine.darrow@outlook.com for details if you would like to join in. 

September 28th: Two Book Mountain Lion Special! Read one or both:

Cat Attacks: True stories and hard lessons from cougar country by Dean Miller & Jo Deurbrouck (2001) As many mountain lion attacks have occurred in the past ten years as in the hundred preceding. What’s happening? Cougar populations are rebounding, but these wild cats have fewer and fewer places to live. This is the first unflinching look at what happens when cougars and people cross paths. Impossible to put down, Cat Attacks chronicles mountain lion attacks and encounters that have occurred in the last ten years in the West.

Soul Among Lions: The Cougar as Peaceful Adversary (2000) by Harley G. Shaw   Skilled predators prized by hunters and cursed by ranchers,mountain lions are the wild soul of the American West. Now a wildlife biologist brings you nose to nose with the elusive cougar. Harley Shaw shares dramatic stories culled from his years of studying mountain lions, separating fact from myth regarding their habits while raising serious questions about mankind’s relationship with this commanding creature.

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. 

 

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