Gathering Moss

Native American Book Discussion: ‘Gathering Moss’ April 13


Gathering Moss book by Robin Wall KimmererThe second book in the Native American Book Discussion series sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center is “Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The virtual discussion will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 13. Kimmerer shares her scientific education as an expert on mosses and her cultural history as a member of the Potawatomi nation. The book won the 2005 John Burroughs Medal Award for Natural History Writing. Author Janisse Ray describes “Gathering Moss”: "This is so much more than a book about mosses. This is a Native American woman speaking. This is a mother's story. This is science revealed through the human psyche. Hers is a spectacularly different view of the world, and her true voice needs to be heard."

Sinsinawa Mound Center’s Ecological Programming Coordinator Eric Anglada will lead our discussion. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is April 12 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at The book isavailable for purchase through Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery at or by calling 608-748-4411.

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