Enjoy the beauty of Wichita’s Great Plains Nature Center while chatting with fellow book enthusiasts.
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Each first Friday of the month, Great Plains Nature Center welcomes people to a relaxed environment for learning something new and getting outdoors with other nature (and book) enthusiasts. January through May and October through December, the group walks in the afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. while from June through September, the group enjoys cooler temperatures with a morning walk from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m..
Purchase the books at the Owl’s Nest Gift Shop and receive a 10% discount. Friends of the GPNC members get a 20% discount on book club books. Purchases are not required to participate in this FREE event.
Books and dates for each month for 2022:
January 7 at 2 p.m. — The Overstory, by Richard Powers
February 4 at 2 p.m. — The Overstory, by Richard Powers
March 4 at 2 p.m. — Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, by Mary Roach
April 1 at 2 p.m. — I’ll Trade You an Elk, by Charles Goodrum (Location change — meet at Kansas Wildlife Exhibit)
May 6 at 2 p.m. — Of Green Stuff Woven, by Cathleen Bascom
June 3rd at 11 a.m. — Wicked Bugs, by Amy Stewart
July 8 at 11 a.m. — Nature’s Silent Message, by Scott Stillman
August 5 at 11 a.m. — Sod and Stubble, by John Ise
September 2 at 11 a.m. — Bicycling with Butterflies, by Sara Dykman
October 7 at 2 p.m. — The Triumph of Seeds, by Thor Hanson
November 4 at 2 p.m. — My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
December 2 at 2 p.m. — Owls of the Eastern Ice, by Jonathan Slaght
As always, its a great idea to double-check that the event is still happening before you go. The Walking Book Club at Great Plains Nature Center plans to meet monthly to chat about books and (weather permitting) go for a walk. June through September, the walks will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. January through May and October through December, the walks will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m..
For more information and to check for any updates, see their Facebook event.
If you like this, check out our Where to Walk in Wichita!