November’s Nature Book Club – Crow Planet

October 15, 2020

November’s Nature Book Club “Bookworks” selection is Crow Planet by Lyanda Lynn Haupt! Join us to celebrate urban wilderness, meet other lovers of nature and reading and have a great time exploring during November.

One of our participants in the October club meeting said, “It was such a pleasant break from the last 6 months….almost a normal activity!”

About Crow Planet:

“A completely charming and informative book on the pleasures of keeping one’s eyes open.”―David Sedaris

“In a lyrical narrative that blends science and conscience, Haupt mourns the encroachments of urbanization, but cherishes the wildness that survives.”―Liesl Schillinger, New York Times

“With her sensitivity, careful eye and gift for language, Haupt tells her tale beautifully…immersing us in a heady hybrid of science, history, how-to and memoir.”―Erika Schickel, Los Angeles Times

There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. Crow Planet reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter “nature.” Rather, even in the suburbs and cities where we live we are surrounded by wild life such as crows, and through observing them we can enhance our appreciation of the world’s natural order.

Crow Planet richly weaves Haupt’s own “crow stories” as well as scientific and scholarly research and the history and mythology of crows, culminating in a book that is sure to make readers see the world around them in a very different way.

We’re thrilled to offer this program–a partnership between our Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership and the City of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space. Two options are available to readers: an in-person club meeting at Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch on the Greenway in Aurora (on November 14, 3-4:30 pm) , and a virtual club option via Zoom (on November 18, 5-6:30 pm). Both options are free, though registration is required.

We’ve created a reading guide with discussion questions, a “book flight” of other great books about birds, videos and other fun resources. Download it here!

To Register:
Go to www.AuroraGov.Org/Nature, Click the “Click Here To Register for Nature Programs”, Select “Morrison Nature Center “or Search “Bookworm”

We’re grateful for our partnership with the City of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space for developing this program with us. Thanks to our city partner, Kristin Memmott, City of Aurora Natural Resource Specialist for leading the club with our Executive Director, Beth Nobles.

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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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