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 2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place, WA 98466 | 253-565-9278
 
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Tahoma Audubon Book Clubs


Daytime: Exploring Nature Book Club

First Tuesday of the Month
1:30 - 3 pm
Adriana Hess Audubon Center
2917 Morrison Rd W, University Place

This monthly discussion group is facilitated by different group members each month and meets from September through June. Books are chosen twice a year by group members. See below for a list of books read previously.

Upcoming books to be discussed for 2017-18:

  • Sept. 5: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf, facilitator: Helen 
  • Oct. 3: Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, facilitator Dorothy 
  • Nov. 7: The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek by Richard Kluger, facilitators Donna and Martha
  • Dec. 5:  The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, facilitator Art
  • Jan. 2: Coyote America by Dan Flores, facilitator Ellen
  • Feb. 6: A River Lost - The life and death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden, facilitator Helen
  • Mar. 6: Birding without Borders by Noah Stryker, facilitator Judy
  • Apr. 3: Poetry Month: Bright Wings an anthology edited by Billy Collins, Illustrations by Sibley. OR Select a poet of your own choosing
  • May 1: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, facilitator Marsha
  • June 5: The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman, facilitator Art
  • Sep. 4: The Snoring Bird, my families journey through a century of Biology by Bernd Heinrich, facilitator Faye
  • Oct. 2: Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Marie, facilitator Stephanie


photo above and at top courtesy of Emily Matthiessen

Evening: Night Owl Book Club

Third Tuesday of the Month
7 - 8:30 pm
King's Book
218 St. Helen's Ave, Tacoma

This new monthly discussion group is designed for people who can't make the daytime book club. Books are chosen twice a year by group members, and will be the same as the daytime book club selections. 

Upcoming books to be discussed for 2017-18:

  • Sept. 19: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf
  • Oct. 17: Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt,  
  • Nov. 14: The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek by Richard Kluger
  • Dec. 19:  The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham
  • Jan. 16: Coyote America by Dan Flores
  • Feb. 20: A River Lost - The life and death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden
  • Mar. 20: Birding without Borders by Noah Stryker
  • Apr. 17: Poetry Month: Bright Wings an anthology edited by Billy Collins, Illustrations by Sibley. OR Select a poet of your own choosing
  • May 15: Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
  • June 19: The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
  • Sep. 18: The Snoring Bird, my families journey through a century of Biology by Bernd Heinrich
  • Oct. 16: Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Marie


Purchasing Options

Shopping local. King's Books in Tacoma (218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402) stocks the books for the Night Owl Nature Book Club and may have many other of the nature book club current and past selections. They offer a 15% discount on book club books, but order soon because supplies are limited. Plus, they can special order many other books for you. You can call to find out what's in stock:  (253) 272-8801. 

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Previous Book Club Selections


January to December  2014

Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West by Frances Wood                               

Rare Bird: Pursuing the Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet by Maria Ruth

Crow Planet: Essential Wisdon from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

John James Audubon: The Making of an American by Richard Rhodes

Birdwatching with American Women edited by Deborah Strom

In My Nature by Constance Sidles

The Big Burn by Timothy Egan

Red Tails in Love by Marie Winn

Feathers by Thor Hansen

 

January to December 2015

Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds by Lyanda Haupt

The Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Kingbird Highway by Kenn Kaufman

The Decade of the Wolf by Douglas Smith

Extraordinary Women Conservationists of Washington by Dee Arntz.

Welcome to Subirdia by John Marzluff 

All about Passenger Pigeons:  one (or more!) of the following:

  • The Passenger Pigeon by Errol Fuller
  • A Feathered River Across the Sky by Joel Greenberg
  • A Message from Martha: The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon and Its Relevance Today by Mark Avery

On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson by William Souder 

H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds by Noah Strycher

               

January to November 2016

John Muir and the Ice that Started a Fire:How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America by Kim Heacox

Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants by Jane Goodall

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild  by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Birds in a Cage: Germany, 1941. Four POW Bird Watchers. The Unlikely Beginning of British Wildlife Conservation by Derek Niemann

Return of the Osprey By David Gessner

Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes 

Refuge ​by Terry Tempest Williams​

The Bluebird Effect by Julie Zickerfoose

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