This September, the We Bike Book Club is reading Bicycling with Butterflies by Sara Dykman.
Outdoor educator and field researcher Sara Dykman made history when she became the first person to bicycle alongside monarch butterflies on their storied annual migration--a round-trip adventure that included three countries and more than 10,000 miles. Equally remarkable, she did it solo, on a bike cobbled together from used parts.
In Bicycling with Butterflies, Dykman recounts her incredible journey and the dramatic ups and downs of the nearly nine-month odyssey. We're beside her as she navigates unmapped roads in foreign countries, checks roadside milkweed for monarch eggs, and shares her passion with eager schoolchildren, skeptical bar patrons, and unimpressed border officials. We also meet some of the ardent monarch stewards who supported her efforts, from citizen scientists and researchers to farmers and high-rise city dwellers.
Copies are available for check out at the Main Library or Golden Gate Branch, or place a hold here! Also available as an ebook https://oaklandlibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S183C2682742
We Bike Book Club meets virtually on the first Thursday of each month.
Co-hosted by Oakland Public Library and Bike East Bay. Register for the Zoom link! Questions? Send us an email.