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Reading by Robert Michael Pyle

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Greenbelt Land Trust and the Spring Creek Project for a special reading by poet, essayist, naturalist, lepidopterist, and author Robert Michael Pyle. Pyle will read from his new poetry book, Chinook and Chanterelle (Lost Horse Press) and a new collection of essays, Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature (OSU Press). Rich in natural images, stories, and indelible episodes from the whole world around us, Pyle’s writings also track the territory of loss and grief as it rises into the higher ground of rediscovery, redemption, and re-enchantment. His poems and essays exalt the ordinary even as they find the extraordinary in physical details that we too often look right through. This event is part of the 8th Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week.

Robert Michael Pyle is the author of 17 books, including Mariposa Road, Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which received a John Burroughs Medal. He is also the founder of the Xerces Society and lives in Southwest Washington.

Event Location

Corvallis Public Library, Main Meeting Room – 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis


No registration required. Please contact Jessica with any questions.

Natural Areas Celebration Week

This event is sponsored by Greenbelt Land Trust, the Spring Creek Project, Friends of the Library, and Grassroots Books, and is part of Natural Areas Celebration Week.

Natural Areas Celebration Week has something for everyone!  Natural resource partners throughout the region join together during this week to highlight their projects and to celebrate the incredible resources in our backyard here in the mid-Valley. From walks to talks, open houses, local food and drinks, and more, you are sure to have a great time! Find the entire week’s calendar HERE.


May 6
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Corvallis-Benton Library
645 NW Monroe Ave.
Corvallis, OR United States
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