Our Next Book Group Pick is:

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival  by Bernd Heinrich


From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.

Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich’s Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter’s harsh, cruel exigencies.


If you are interested in buying the book, copies are available at White Birch Books in North Conway, including curbside pickup and online options.

Upcoming Books:

  • March – The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
  • April – Horizon by Barry Lopez
  • May – Women of the Dawn by Bunny McBride
  • June – Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

Tin Mountain’s Environmental Group is sponsored in part by the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation