CHATHAM — Winter is a great time for noticing the small things you may usually glance over, like moss and lichens.

If you’re interested in taking a closer look at mosses, join the January meeting of Where the Wild Books Are, the Columbia Land Conservancy’s virtual book club.

The book for this month is Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

The Book Club meets 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 12 via Zoom. Check out for information about how to join the book club and participate in the Where the Wild Books Are list-serve.

Feel free to attend even if you haven’t read the entire book, and supply yourself with snacks and refreshments.

Attendees should also feel comfortable dropping in and out of the meeting as they’re able to.

“This book is a really interesting mix of science and memoir,” says Heidi Bock, Conservation Education Manager. “I have a new appreciation for mosses and the role they play in our environment, and I bet others will too!”

Participants can email or visit to join the book club list-serve.

Discussion is ongoing on the list-serve, so participants should join even if they aren’t able to attend every meeting.

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