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“Olympic National Park: A Natural History”

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


OPAS Book Discussion Group

Olympic National Park: A Natural History

Author: Tim McNulty.  2018 (Fourth Edition)

April 23, 2019, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Meeting at Dungeness River Audubon Center (free)

Come join author and special guest Tim McNulty for a discussion of the latest edition of his book.

The following book description is adapted from information provided by the publisher:

Renowned for its old-growth rain forest, wilderness coast, and glaciated peaks, Olympic National Park is a living laboratory for ecological renewal, especially as the historic Elwha River basin regenerates in the wake of dam removal. In this classic guide to the park, Tim McNulty invites us into the natural and human history of these nearly million acres, from remote headwaters to roadside waterfalls, from shipwreck sites to Native American historical settlements and contemporary resource stewardship, along the way detailing the park’s unique plant and animal life. McNulty reminds us that though “the mountains and rivers remain ‘timeless,’ our understanding of the lifeforms that inhabit them―and the effects our actions have on their future―is an ongoing, ever deepening story.”

Tim McNulty is a poet, essayist, and nature writer who has long been active in Northwest literary and conservation communities.  His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad.  His essays and articles on forests, wildlife, and conservation have been published in numerous anthologies, magazines, and newspapers, and his natural history writings have been translated into German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Tim has coauthored, with photographer Pat O’Hara, an award-winning series of books on national parks, including Yellowstone: Land of Fire and falling Water, Grand Canyon: Window on the River of Time, and Grand Teton: Where Lightning Walks.  He is author of Washington’s Wild Rivers: The Unfinished Work, The Art of Nature, and From the Air: Olympic Peninsula, with photographer David Woodcock.  Tim lives with his wife in the foothills of Washington’s Olympic Mountains.

Book Availability 

This book may be available directly or via inter-library loan through your local NOLS branch. Alternatively, please consider purchase options that directly benefit OPAS or DRAC.  It can be purchased in multiple formats through Amazon Smiles (smile.amazon.com; select Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society or Dungeness River Audubon Center as supported charity).  Books may be purchased or ordered in print format from DRAC (which benefits their educational programs) by stopping in or calling (360) 681-4076 with your credit card information.

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April 23
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Dungeness River Audubon Center
Railroad Bridge Park
Sequim, WA 98382