Tahoma Audubon Book Clubs

 
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Daytime: Exploring Nature Book Club

First Tuesday of the Month
1:30 - 3 p.m.
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 2018:

  • Feb. 6: A River Lost - The life and death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden, facilitator Helen
  • March 6: Birding without Borders by Noah Stryker, facilitator Judy
  • April 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
  • Sept. 4: The Snoring Bird, my families journey through a century of Biology by Berend Heinrich, facilitator Faye
  • Oct. 2: Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Marie, facilitator Stephanie

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 2018:

  • Feb. 20: A River Lost - The life and death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden
  • March 20: Birding without Borders by Noah Stryker
  • April 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
  • Sept. 18: The Snoring Bird, my families journey through a century of Biology by Berend Heinrich
  • Oct. 16: Two in the Far North by Margaret E. Marie
 
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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 William
  • The Bluebird Effect by Julie Zickerfoose

September 2017 - January 2108

  • The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf
  • Mozart's Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt, 
  • The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek by Richard Kluger
  • The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham
  •  Coyote America by Dan Flores