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Walking Book Club- Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center photo walk

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!

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