Read + Hike Book ClubCome discuss themes of ecology and humanity’s relationship with nature with other book and nature lovers in this reading
and hiking club! Each meeting, we will go on a leisurely hike with stopping points for book discussion. Book club meetings
take place once a month. Participants may choose to come to all the meetings, some meetings, or just one!
Hikes start from the Eldridge Research Center, 284 Pond Hill Road, unless otherwise noted and meets from 3 - 4:30 PM.
Please note our September 9th meeting has been canceled.
Reading List and Meeting Dates
The Darkness Manifesto: On Light Pollution, Night Ecology, and the Ancient Rhythms That Sustain Life by Johan Eklöf
Habitat loss, climate change and overuse of agricultural chemicals take a huge toll on wildlife and biodiversity. Johan Eklöf, a Swedish bat scientist, argues that the loss of darkness in our zeal for light at night is just as serious. Combining scientific evidence with rich animal behavioral description, The Darkness Manifesto outlines the global campaign against light pollution, while there’s still something left to save in the dark night.
Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America by Leila Philip
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by Ed Yong
A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars edited by Erin Sharkey
Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel by Shelby Van Pelt
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