Grass River Reads, GRNA's environmental reading group
Grass River Reads is a nature-themed reading group that meets at the GRNA center the second Thursday of the month at 10 am. Anyone is welcome to this program, although the reading material is geared towards young adult and adult. You do not have to register to participate. If the book of the month sounds like something you would enjoy reading and talking about with others, then stop in. That being said, we would love to see you every month!!
The goal for this group is to have thoughtful conversations with others about topics large and small. We want you to walk away from these books and this experience feeling inspired but also well-informed. We have selected these books with this in mind.
November Special Event!
An afternoon with Stephanie Mills discussing "In the Service of the Wild"
Sunday, November 19th at 1 pm, $5 suggested donation
Join us in a lively discussion as we welcome Leelanau County author Stephanie Mills to Grass River Natural Area. Stephanie will read excerpts and lead a discussion on "In Service of the Wild" and share her insights of the process of restoring disturbed land. This will be followed by a Q & A and a chance to get your book signed.
Stephanie Mills is an author, lecturer and longtime bioregionalist. Her books include Epicurean Simplicity, On Gandhi's Path, and In Service of the Wild. Since 1969, Mills has written prolifically, spoken widely, edited periodicals, participated in countless local, national, and international conferences and served on the boards and advisory committees of dozens of ecologically oriented organizations.
December 14 at 10 am
"Ravens in Winter" by Bernd Heinrich
Why are ravens, who are generally solitary birds, so willing to share food between each other during the winter? Join us as we explore these unconventional birds as we discuss "Ravens in Winter" by Bernd Heinrich.
We try to select books that are found at your local library. If you are having trouble finding a copy of a specific book or have any other questions please contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 533-8314.