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Audubon Book Club: Buzz by Thor Hanson

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When: Jan 16, 2019 from 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. Join us for Audubon Book Club, where we'll discuss Buzz by Thor Hanson.

Where: Portland Audubon Interpretive Center, 5151 NW Cornell Road

Buzz by Thor Hanson

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.

The Audubon Book Club meets in the Portland Audubon interpretive center on the third Wednesday of every month for a fun and informal discussion. Pick up your copy of the month’s book in the Nature Store for a 20% discount to members. The book club is open to everyone! RSVP to Pat Gorman at gormanp@gmail.com.

Book: Buzz, by Thor Hanson

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