Natural History Book Club

Come Read With Us

Natural History Book Club offers guided discussions on a diverse array of environmental and natural history literature for scholarship, inspiration, and understanding, in a welcoming atmosphere.

All are welcome to attend! You can see what we are currently reading in our events calendar.

Meeting dates & times

Current meeting dates & times are the 3rd Friday of each month, starting at 8:30AM, and located in our library at 126 N. Marina St.

Please email info@naturalhistoryinstitute.org for more information. 

Past picks

  • The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley (2014)
  • Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead (2012)
  • Weeds: In Defense of Nature’s Most Unloved Plants by Richard Mabey (2011)
  • Tracks & Shadows By  Harry Greene (2013)
  • Red: Passion & Patience in the Desert by Terry Tempest Williams (2001)
  • Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds by Bernd Heinrich (1994)
  • Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed: The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation by Marc Bekoff (2013)
  • The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery (2015)
  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (1974)
  • Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight Over Controlling Nature by Jordan Fisher Smith (2016)
  • Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold (1949)
  • H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (2014)
  • The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs (2001)
  • Gathering the Desert by Gary Paul Nabhan (1986)
  • Selected poetry by Mary Oliver
  • What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz (2012)
  • The Lost Grizzlies by Rick Bass (1995)
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer (2013)
  • Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez (1986)

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