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Online: Naturalist Book Club

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this month’s Naturalist Book Club as we discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning fictional book, Anthill: A Novel by the late biologist and author, E.O. Wilson. The story offers a creative apologue of Wilson’s theory of biophilia, which suggests that humans desire and seek out deep connections with other species and the natural world.

Excerpt from Goodreads.com: 

“[T]he epic story of Anthill, part thriller, part parable, which follows the adventures of Raff, a modern-day Huck Finn, whose improbable love of the ‘strange, beautiful, and elegant’ world of ants ends up transforming his own life and the citizens of Nokobee County. . .

An extraordinary undergraduate at Florida State University, Raff, despite his scientific promise, opts for Harvard Law School, believing that the environmental fight must be waged in the courtroom as well as the lab. Returning home a legal gladiator, Raff grows increasingly alarmed by the rapacious condo developers who are eager to pave and subdivide the wildlands surrounding the Chicobee River. . .

. . .Anthill will not only transfix readers with its stunning twists and startling revelations but will also provide readers with new insights into the meaning of survival in our rapidly changing world.”  

Enjoy Wilson’s award-winning novel, then join April’s book club meeting to discuss this heartening tale.


Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

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@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.


April 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.