Monday, April 24, 2017

Down to Earth Book Club

The Darke County Park District would like to remind everyone of the Down to Earth Book Club’s spring selection. For their sixth season, they will read The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats’ Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales by Diane Ackerman. In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures.

This season’s book club will meet on Monday, May 1st at 6:30pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center. Each quarter the Down to Earth Book Club has featured a different book, some by well-known nature writers, some about outdoor adventure, and even some about pioneers settling Ohio. Everyone is invited to read the book and join them at the Nature Center to discuss the work, enjoy some yummy treats.

Please call ahead to let them know you plan on participating in the book club discussion. The Darke County Parks Nature Center can be reached at (937) 548-0165.

Crocodiles jaws have 24 teeth that are meant to grasp and crush, not chew. They swallow stones that grind food inside their stomachs and also act as ballast.

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