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Naturalist Book Club

February 26, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this month’s naturalist book club as we discuss David Baron’s book, The Beast in the Garden. While highlighting real events that occurred in Boulder, Colorado, Baron weaves a much larger narrative of coexistence, conflict, and fatal outcomes between mountain lions and humans throughout America’s complicated history in this thrilling book. 


From W.W. Norton, Publisher:

“When residents of Boulder, Colorado, suddenly began to see mountain lions in their backyards, it became clear that the cats had returned after decades of bounty hunting had driven them far from human settlement. In a riveting environmental tale that has received huge national attention, journalist David Baron traces the history of the mountain lion and chronicles one town’s tragic effort to coexist with its new neighbors. As thought-provoking as it is harrowing, The Beast in the Garden is a tale of nature corrupted, the clash between civilization and wildness, and the artificiality of the modern American landscape. It is, ultimately, a book about the future of our nation, where suburban sprawl and wildlife-protection laws are pushing people and wild animals into uncomfortable, sometimes deadly proximity.”


Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue: Online meeting details will be mailed to registrants.




Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Cancellations notified via email.

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.


February 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm