January 2016 Book Selection

gathering moss

The Natural History Society Book Club will discuss Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer on Monday, January 25, 2016, from 3:30 – 5:00. We will meet at Wendy Feltham’s house.  E-mail Jean at jltnatural@saveland.org for directions, if needed.

Gathering Moss  is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection, inviting readers to explore and learn from the simple lives of mosses.  It is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise.  It is a series of personal essays that leads readers to an understanding of how mosses live and are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings–from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods.  Kimmerer explains the biology of mosses, at the same time reflecting on what these largely unnoticed organisms have to teach us.