THE SCOTT ARBORETUM OF SWARTHMORE COLLEGE

Nature's Narratives

Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience.

The discussions are free and open to the public. Participants will need to read each month’s selection prior to the discussion. Refreshments and coffee will be provided.

Books will not be supplied, but one copy of each is available in the Scott Horticultural Library for check-out and members of the Scott Arboretum enjoy lending priviledges. Call 610-328-8025 to register.

Upcoming Meetings: Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Scott Horticultural Library

Wednesday, September 14: Cricket Radio: Tuning in the Night-Singing Insects by John Himmelman

Wednesday, October 5: All the President's Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses. How the White House Grounds have Grown with America by Marta McDowell

Wednesday, November 9: Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds by Jim Sterba

Wednesday, December 7: We Made a Garden by Margery Fish

Wednesday, January 11: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Wednesday, February 8: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

Wednesday, March 8: Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction, and the Precarious Future of Wild Things by M.R. O'Connor