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Naturalist Book Club

April 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for this month’s naturalist book club as we discuss Leila Philip’s bestselling book, Beaverland.  

Summary from author’s website, leilaphilip.com:

“From award-winning writer Leila Philip, Beaverland is a masterful work of narrative science writing, a book that highlights, through history and contemporary storytelling, how this unusual rodent has played an oversized role in American history and continues to feature in its future. She follows fur trappers who lead her through waist-high water, fur traders, and fur auctioneers, as well as wildlife managers, PETA activists, Native American environmental vigilantes, scientists, engineers, and the colorful group of activists known as beaver believers…

What emerges is a poignant personal narrative, a startling portrait of the secretive world of the contemporary fur trade, and an engrossing ecological and historical investigation of these heroic animals who, once trapped to the point of extinction, have returned to the landscape as one of the greatest conservation stories of the twentieth century. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, Beaverland reveals the profound ways in which one odd animal and the trade surrounding it has shaped history, culture, and our environment.”


Date: Sunday, April 30

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Venue: Online Zoom 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.


April 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm