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Jane Billinghurst, Forest Walking: Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America - VIRTUAL

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Tue, 06/14/2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Village Books, the Whatcom Million Trees Project, and the North Cascade Institute are pleased to bring you this special event on Zoom as part of our Nature of Writing Series!


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Forest Walking: Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America is a guide to awakening your senses and engaging deeply with the forest. This time, Peter Wohlleben teams up with his longtime editor and translator, Jane Billinghurst, to take readers on a sensory tour of forests around North America, from the rainforests and redwoods of the West Coast to the towering white pines of the East, down to the cypress swamps of the South, and up to the boreal forests of the North. Together, coupled by their observations and experiences in these forests, they show you how to become a forest detective and make the most of your next walk in the woods.

Our Pacific Northwest forests are full of amazing and often overlooked life forms. Jane will describe how best to find treasures hiding in plain sight and will address such pressing questions as how to sex millipedes, where slime molds hang out, and how trees support unique ecosystems. Most importantly, she'll talk about how to relax, have fun, and engage children (or your fellow hikers) as budding forest detectives.

"A treasury of ideas, encouragements, and insights for all who wish to befriend trees and forests."
--David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees

"You'll be changed after reading this fine and enchanting book. On every walk you take, you'll sense this other world and feel that the forest is walking with you."
--Richard Louv, author of Our Wild Calling and Last Child in the Woods

Bonus event, registration required: Take a walk in the forest with Jane! 

Join Jane on Saturday, June 18 at 10:30am for a forest walk in Bellingham to delve into the forest ecosystem, find clues about the trees' history, and track down seasonal treasures. You will leave with a new appreciation for what is to be found under the trees, even on hikes you thought you knew well, and with ways to engage children in the adventure. Suitable for ages 8+. Participation limited to 16. A $10 donation per adult is suggested, which will fund Whatcom Million Trees Project to successfully plant a tree locally. Register for the hike here.*

You will receive details about the location of the hike upon completion of your registration.


Jane Billinghurst is a nature lover, master gardener, editor, translator, and author of six books. She has translated and edited several books by Peter Wohlleben, including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees. She lives in Anacortes, Washington, next to 2,800 acres of community forest lands.

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ISBN: 9781771643313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greystone Books - April 26th, 2022