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September Nature Book of the month is Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Trail

BACKWOODS OF CANADA – by Catharine Parr Traill.(A book review) Dear Aunt Catharine, I read with delight your letters home describing your first two-and-a-half years in “the bush” of Upper Canada. I found the account of the trip in 1832, including your bout of cholera at Montreal, and especially the painful “road” trip to your…

JUNE NATURE BOOK OF THE MONTH-INHERITORS OF THE EARTH by CHRIS THOMAS

This book is chosen by Mary Mick, Life member of ONC.When you think of The Anthropocene, do you focus on all the damage human beings have wrought on the natural world…pollution, climate change, deforestation and, of course, extinction (sometimes referred to as The Sixth Extinction)? Then, you will find Inheritors of the Earth, “provocative” and…

APRIL NATURE BOOK OF THE MONTH - The soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Heather Ewing, The membership Chair of ONC presented this book: Have you ever wondered if you were smarter than an octopus? Or, have you wondered how these animals interact with their environment, make decisions, solve puzzles, or just live their lives?Sy Montgomery spent time learning about these mysterious creatures by going behind the scenes of…