Wildlife Book Club

Every other month, the Center selects a book related to wildlife, ecology, or natural history to read and discuss.

The bi-monthly sessions will take place on the Center's moderated discussion, and anyone is welcome to join - whether you've read the book or not!

December 10 at 7:00 p.m.

For our next meeting, join the Wildlife Center of Virginia in reading:

Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb


Previous Wildlife Book Club Meetings:
Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers, and Skulduggery by Jennie Erin Smith [October 2019] 
Spiders: Learning to Love them by Lynne Kelly [August 2019]
Eye of the Albatross by Carl Safina [June 2019] 
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke [April 2019]
Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben [February 2019]

Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird by Katie Fallon [December 2018]
Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us by Tai Moses [October 2018]
Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur by Carl Safina [August 2018]
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson [June 2018]
Watership Down by Richard Adams [April  2018]
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald [February 2018]

Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog, Adder's Fork and Lizard's Leg: The Lore and Mythology of Amphibians and Reptiles by Marty Crump [December 2017]
Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores [October 2017]
Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators by William Stolzenburg [August 2017]
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery [June 2017]
Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists by Dyana Furmansky [April 2017]
The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes by Lucy H. Spelman and Ted Y. Mashima [February 2017]

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal [December 2016]
The Secret Lives of Bats by Merlin Tuttle [October 2016]
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver [August 2016]
The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey by Deborah Cramer [June 2016]
The Wilderness World of John Muir by John Muir [April
2016]
Gifts of the Crow by John Marzluff and Tony Angell [February 2016]

The Great Penguin Rescue by Dyan deNapoli [December 2015] 
The Bees by Laline Paull [October 2015]
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold [August  2015]
Plastic Ocean by Charles Moore [June 2015]
Red-tails in Love by Marie Winn [April 2015] 
Winter World by Bernd Heinrich [February 2015]

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat [December 2014]
Silence of the Songbirds by Bridget Stutchbury [October 2014]
Smiling Bears by Else Poulsen [August 2014]

Keep track of past books, future books, and books-of-interest on our Goodreads account.