Nature Book Club to discuss 'The Golden Spruce' by John Vaillant in May 23 meeting at Shikellamy Park
The next Nature Book Club meeting is May 23 at 7 p.m. at Shikellamy State Park. (Note that the May meeting is NOT on the usual last Monday of every-other month to avoid Memorial Day.)
The book up for discussion is The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant. According to a synopsis for the book: "When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an island, they reignite a mystery of a protest. Five months earlier, Grant Hadwin jumped into a river towing a chainsaw. When his work was done, a unique 165-foot Sitka spruce covered with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. Two days later it fell."
Grace Jaskiewicz will lead the discussion.
The May 23 Nature Book Club session is free and open to the public, but it would help to know how many to expect. Please fill out the following form if you can attend the meeting:
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John Zaktansky is an award-winning journalist and avid promoter of the outdoors who loves camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting with the family.