Nature Book Club: Finding the Mother Tree

Nature Book Club: Finding the Mother Tree
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 4/28/2008
400 S. Badour Rd.
Midland, MI 48640, US
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Join us for a book club chat and naturalist-led hike! April’s book is Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard. Meet at the Visitor Center

In this, her first book, now available in paperback, Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths--that trees are not simply the source of timber or pulp, but are a complicated, interdependent circle of life; that forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through underground networks by which trees communicate their vitality and vulnerabilities with communal lives not that different from our own.

Simard writes--in inspiring, illuminating, and accessible ways—how trees, living side by side for hundreds of years, have evolved, how they learn and adapt their behaviors, recognize neighbors, compete and cooperate with one another with sophistication, characteristics ascribed to human intelligence, traits that are the essence of civil societies--and at the center of it all, the Mother Trees: the mysterious, powerful forces that connect and sustain the others that surround them.

Additional Nature Book Club Dates: 
Sun, Oct 27 • 1-3 pm  - A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Sun, Nov 24 • 1-3 pm - Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer