H is for Hawk – April’s Selection for Bookworms Nature Book Club

March 26, 2021
April’s Bookworms Book Club selection is H is for Hawk!

When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood; she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White’s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself “in the hawk’s wild mind to tame her” tested the limits of Macdonald’s humanity and changed her life.

Bookworms Nature Book Club
Just like the pages of a book, our natural world is full of wonder! Join us each month as we share stories, explore natural phenomena and discuss our monthly book selection. This book club meets virtually once a month, with occasional in-person gathering – so we can discuss while enjoying the beauty of nature firsthand at Morrison Nature Center/Sand Creek Greenway!

Free to attend, but registration is required. Register at the links below to receive the virtual meeting invitation.

This book club is a partnership between City of Aurora Naturalist Team, Aurora Public Library & the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership
-Link takes you to the Aurora Public Library page where you can borrow books or audio versions of “H is for Hawk” by Helen MacDonald, April’s selection!

We have two club meetings in April:

    – In-person: Saturday, April 10, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Morrison Nature Center (Register here) Space for the in-person club is limited.

    – Virtual: Wednesday, April 14, 6 – 7:30 p.m., WebEx (Register here)

Download your FREE H is for Hawk Reading Guide here!

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Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership

About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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