The book that will be discussed via Zoom, on Wednesday, August 18, will be Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin’s Lost Notebooks, by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.
Haupt examines the notebooks Charles Darwin kept during his five-year voyage aboard the Beagle from 1831 to 1836. Focusing on Darwin’s Ornithological Notes, she traces Darwin’s evolution from an inexperienced young student to an accomplished naturalist, while at the same time discussing her own experiences with nature. The result is what one critic has described as “the strong writer-reader bond that typifies good nature writing.”
Lyanda Lynn Haupt is an author, naturalist, and speaker who is part of the movement to connect people with nature in their everyday lives. Her other books include Mozart’s Starling, Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds, and The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild.
Kathleen Bell will lead the discussion, which will take place via Zoom, on Wednesday, August 18, beginning at 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Reads plans to continue to meet via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. until vaccination levels rise and the current surge in Covid cases declines.
To join the discussion contact Joe Bernt at firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are always welcome!