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A new kind of book club is getting ready to take over Ames this winter.

The Story County Conservation’s Environmental Literature Club is registering new members for an environmental book discussion.

The group will discuss one book each month, starting in January with Terry Tempest William’s “An Unnatural History of Family and Place”.  The literature club continues in February with “Encounters with the Archdruid” by John McPhee and finishing up in March with Michael Pollan’s “Second Nature”.

The group will be discussing particularly the environment but paying particular attention to each writer’s style and attention to certain environmental topics.

The group will be kept small, limited to 20 participants.  The program will be $10 but those interested must register as soon as possible to save a spot.

For more information on the Environmental Literature Club or to save yourself a spot in the discussion, contact the Story County Conservation at 515-232-2516 or via email at