Verlyn Klinkenborg, our speaker from the February meeting, who delighted with readings from his new book Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile will be present to sell autographed copies.

        Mr. Klinkenborg has written the story of the tortoise Timothy, from the tortoise’s point of view.  Timothy’s real life was observed by the eighteenth-century English curate Gilbert White, author of The Natural History of Selborne.  For thirteen years, Timothy lived in White’s garden—making an occasional appearance in his journals.  Now Klinkenborg gives the tortoise an unforgettable voice and powers of observation as keen as those of any bipedal naturalist.  “Wry and wise, unexpectedly moving, and enchanting at every—careful—turn, Timothy will surprise and delight readers of all ages.”  For more information, see “A Shell with a View,” an essay adapted from the book in the current issue of Natural History magazine.