Eyes on the Land Book Group
Join us for good food, good company and good conversation on contemporary books related to environmental issues, our connection to the land, nature and the Berkshires. Through our discussions, we hope to celebrate our love for nature, learn from new perspectives and contemplate how these topics can affect our lives in the Berkshires.
When: Meets every 3rd Thursday of the Month, 6 – 7:30 PM at Sheep Hill
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Next Meeting Date: March 16th at 6 pm
Join us for a discussion of Becoming Wild: How animal cultures raise families, create beauty and achieve peace by Carl Safina. Although some people insist that culture is strictly a human accomplishment, Carl Safina introduces us to the rich social and cultural lives of three non-human species: Sperm whales, Scarlet macaws and Chimpanzees. The stories he tells mix scientific findings with stories of individual animals as they teach, learn, communicate, create and care for their communities. This book was a New York Times notable book for 2020.
Participants are encouraged to come with a quote, passage, question, theme, idea, or topic from the book that spoke to them. Additional relevant material, including other books, podcasts, documentaries, articles, poems, art pieces, etc. are welcome!
Copies are available through the C/WMars interlibrary system both in hard copy and e-book form.
Bookings are closed for this event.