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Online:Naturalist Book Club
July 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BUZZ: THE NATURE AND NECESSITY OF BEES
BY THOR HANSEN
Join our monthly book club as we discuss this vitally important book from the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers. In his book, Thor Hansen imparts a natural and cultural history of the insect lineage that includes honeybees, one of the world’s most vital keystone species.
Excerpt from Goodreads.com:
“ Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They’ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you’ll never overlook them again.”
Date: Sunday, July 25
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Venue: Zoom meeting (details emailed once space is reserved).
Space limited; reservations required.
Free (donations appreciated).
Cancellations notified via email.
Questions? Email programs(at)friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.