Charles Hood In Store For His New Book "California's Best Nature Walks"


Join us at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore on Wednesday, January 17th at 7:00 PM when prize-winning poet and naturalist CHARLES HOOD will discuss his new book California's Best Nature Walks: 32 Easy Ways to Explore the Golden State's Ecology. Charles' presentation "Is There a Perfect Hike (and How to Take One)" will include slides and tips on new ways to see and enjoy California.


This is a free event, but you must register in advance on Eventbrite or at the store. Click here to preorder a copy of California's Best Nature Walks.

Step out of your car and right into nature! California’s Best Nature Walks guides you through 32 simple hikes that feature the best of California's rich ecology. The sites include the forests, deserts, mountains, waterfalls, and coastlines that define the region. Each entry starts with the brief description of the hike's level of difficulty—all are gentle to moderate and cover no more than two miles. Entries also include directions and clear descriptions of the flora, fauna, and geology you are likely to encounter along the way. California’s Best Nature Walks is a must-have guide for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and tourists.

Born in Los Angeles, CHARLES HOOD has birded all 58 California counties, photographed all 21 California missions, and helped to add a new bird to the official California list (Hawaiian petrel, also called the ʻuaʻu). He has been a dishwasher, factory worker, ski instructor, Fulbright scholar, bird guide in Africa, and an artist-in-residence in Antarctica. Charles is the co-author of Wild LA and Sea Turtles to Sidewinders. Recently retired, he lives in the Mojave Desert.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:00 pm on January 17th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 6:45 and 7:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.


Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
California's Best Nature Walks: 32 Easy Ways to Explore the Golden State's Ecology By Charles Hood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643261027
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or available within 1-5 days.
Published: Timber Press - January 16th, 2024