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Online Naturalist Book Club

November 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oaxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks

Join us for a lively interactive program as we discuss Oliver Sacks’ book, Oaxaca Journal. Sacks recounts his exploration of southern Mexico, its rich culture and history, and his specific quest for a new botanical discovery. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion via Zoom.

Excerpt from Goodreads.com:

The best-selling author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks is well know as an explorer of the human mind–a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is Sacks’s spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico. Bringing together Sacks’s passion for natural history and the richness of human culture with his sharp eye for detail, Oaxaca Journal is a captivating evocation of a place, its plants, its people, and its myriad wonders

Date: Sunday, November 29

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details emailed to you once you reserve a space.) 


Space is limited and reservations are required.

Free. Donations encouraged.

Questions?  Reach us at programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.


November 29, 2020
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.