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Eco-Action Book Chat

January 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 23, 2021

Join our 5-week virtual discussion of the popular book, “The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion―Surprising Observations of a Hidden World,” by German forester and author, Peter Wohlleben, on Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m.  (This is the second in Wohlleben’s Mysteries of Nature book series.)

Discussion dates are January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, and February 23.

“Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben’s personal experiences in forests and fields. Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up. In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us, and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.” (From

WMEAC’s Lakeshore Outreach Organizer Tanya Cabala is facilitating this discussion and will provide questions for each session via email, on a weekly basis. Please provide your name and email address to her at to get on the distribution list.

Participants are encouraged to purchase the book from the co-sponsoring independent bookstores,  Book Nook & Java Shop in Montague, or Books and Mortar in Grand Rapids.


January 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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