We invite you to join the Osprey Wilds’ Virtual Book Club! This is a free, BYOB (bring your own book) club. Registration is required.
Meetings will be the first Saturday of the month for introductions and priming the conversation, and the last Saturday of the month for review and discussion of the book. Don’t worry if you missed the first meeting on April 3, you are still welcome to join our meeting on April 24 to discuss the book.
Meetings will be held on Zoom from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm CST
Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Robin Wall Kimmerer’s book is not an identification guide, nor is it a scientific treatise. Rather, it is a series of linked personal essays that will lead general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings, from salmon and hummingbirds to redwoods and rednecks. Kimmerer clearly and artfully explains the biology of mosses, while at the same time reflecting on what these fascinating organisms have to teach us.
Drawing on her diverse experiences as a scientist, mother, teacher, and writer of Native American heritage, Kimmerer explains the stories of mosses in scientific terms as well as in the framework of indigenous ways of knowing. In her book, the natural history and cultural relationships of mosses become a powerful metaphor for ways of living in the world.