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The HFN Book Club

The Halifax Field Naturalists Book Club formed in 2012.

Meetings take place on, or close to, the second Thursdays of November, March and May, 7:00 – 9.00 p.m. New members are invited to join any time! One book is discussed at each meeting and notice of each choice is sent out in advance to those interested. At the May meeting, we start to discuss choices for the following fall. If you’d like to become a member, we ask that you belong to HFN. We have a regularly updated list of HFN Book Club suggestions, which we use as a resource for upcoming reads.

Our club entered its sixth year of readings last fall. In November 2017, we had a very good discussion of Peter Wohlleben’s Hidden Life of Trees. A bestseller in Germany, Wohlleben’s book is about the ways old forests help individual trees survive, for example. The author is a forester and advocate for ancient forests. He also presents fascinating information such as the chemical “warfare” that African thorny acacias wage against giraffes so as to protect other acacias from being over-harvested by these animals.

This winter, instead of meeting in March, the bookclub is meeting on Thursday, February 22.  We will be discussing Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by renowned naturalist, Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize winner for General Non-fiction in 1975. We will be at Gillian’s at 7 p.m.

For more information, please send an email to:  gillian.webster@eastlink.ca