Winter weather, holidays, and even a pandemic, have the tendency to shut us inside for longer periods of time than we would like. Beyond our windows, the season is changing and therefore the land is changing; Round Valley Mule Deer are settling for overwinter in the valley, Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep poetically mountaineer their way up quiet snowy mountains, and sagebrush drink up new moisture with their roots to share with other species.

So how can we stay in touch with nature, conservation, and the landscape of the Eastern Sierra that we love? And just as importantly, how can we keep the kiddos of the future just as intrigued and curious?

Join ESLT’s Happy Place Book Club on January 13th, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. PST for a thought-provoking online discussion about Peter Wohlleben’s, The Hidden Life of Trees.

Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees

This book explores the deep scientific processes of trees from the beginning of their life to after their death and brings light to their relatable tendencies of community that often go overlooked.

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Recommended Nature Books for Children

We believe it is important to share these literary explorations with young ones, too! We have put together a list of children’s books for you and the kids in your life to enjoy together either warming by a fire or under the sunshine. This list has some of my favorite nature-related books that I enjoy even as an adult! Water, trees, diverse ecosystems, seasonal changes, animal perspectives, and ways to observe are all great topics included in these books.

Check out the list below! And if you have any great nature books for children or adults that you’d love to share with us, please do! Contact Gabrielle at .

Download list here: ESLT Children’s Nature Book List

In the meantime, enjoy reading The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. Mark your calendar for our online Zoom meeting for this book on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 from 6-7pm. To RSVP and get the Zoom meeting information, contact Gabrielle at .

Hope to see you there!

Stay curious,

Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member
Eastern Sierra Land Trust