Welcome to TNC’s Book Club, where literature lovers unite to explore the world of nature-themed books together. Whether you’re an avid reader or just starting your literary journey, our book club offers a welcoming space to discover new stories, share insights, and connect with fellow book enthusiasts.

About Us: We believe in the power of storytelling to inspire, educate, and entertain. Our club is open to all members of The Nature Collective community who have a passion for reading and a desire to engage in thoughtful discussions about books.

Book Selections: Each month, we select a new book to read and discuss as a group. Our book selections are natured-themed and range from fiction to non-fiction, spanning various genres to cater to diverse interests.

Discussion Events: Each month, we organize various discussion events, ranging from our Silent Book Club Reads to our regular Book Club TNC meet-ups. These events provide an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, gain new perspectives on the chosen book and meet other book lovers.

Get Involved: Joining TNC’s Book Club is easy! Simply attend our discussion events, participate in SL group and Discord discussions, and recommend books for future readings. Your active participation makes our book club community vibrant and enriching for all members.

Contact Us: Have questions or suggestions? Feel free to reach out to our book club organizers (Ayame Kintsugi-Moon or Emm Evergarden) for assistance. We’re here to help and excited to welcome you to our community of book lovers! We hope you will join us today and embark on a literary adventure filled with exploration, discovery, and shared experiences. Happy reading!

Current Book – April 2024

“Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them” by Paige Embry
Our Native Bees is a great fit for readers interested in learning about the vital role of native bees in preserving biodiversity, gardening, and combating climate change, while discovering the captivating world of these essential pollinators.

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees–endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies–is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compelling: Paige Embry goes on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin’s bumble bee, raises blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and learns about an organization that turns the out-of-play areas in golf courses into pollinator habitats. Our Native Bees is a fascinating, must-read for fans of natural history and science and anyone curious about bees.

For more information, and content warnings: This book doesn’t have any content warnings yet!

The book discussion – April 30th at 2PM SLT, at What the Buzz Bee & Pollinator Preserve

Silent Reading Hours:
► April 9th, starting at 2PM SLT – TNC Lodge
► April 16th, starting at 2PM SLT – The Bay City Public Library

*Events are conducted in general chat.
Please reach out to Ayame (stable.mum) with any accessibility concerns.