Do you like reading books by nature writers, books about the outdoors, or maybe even about pioneers first settling Ohio? The Down to Earth Book Club will feature a different book in every Nature Notes. At the end of the quarter, everyone is welcome to come discuss the work, enjoy some tasty treats, and suggest future books.
COMMON TO THIS COUNTRY: BOTANICAL DISCOVERIES OF LEWIS AND CLARK
This season we will read Common to This Country: Botanical Discoveries of Lewis and Clark by Susan H. Munger and Charlotte Staub Thomas (Illustrator). Lewis and Clark’s 1804 to 1806 expedition to find a water route to the Pacific discovered American Indian tribes, animals unknown to science, and 178 types of plants. In exquisitely detailed and botanically accurate watercolors and intriguing essays, Common to This Country explores the significance and place in history of more than two dozen of these plants and chronicles Lewis’ obsession with plant collecting. This beautiful guide appeals to natural history buffs and gardeners alike. Weather and mosquitoes permitting, we’ll discuss the book outside. Please bring a lawn chair, and give us a call to let us know you plan on participating.