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The Insect Crisis – 4.75 stars

1/31/2024

Beautifully written, well-researched, a bit terrifying, but leaves you with some hope for the future and ideas for change.

The RCMG Book Club read and discussed The Insect Crisis: the Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World by Oliver Milman at the January discussion. Master Gardener volunteers read the book over the winter and shared their thoughts in small group discussion.


Reader Poll

  1. Enjoyable—4.75 out of 5 stars

  2. Educational— 4.5 out of 5 stars

  3. Recommended—4.75 out of 5 stars


Reader Comments

What the readers said about this book:

  • A little too many stats but [the book] allowed me to consider new perspectives on how we determine where we see beauty in the world.

  • Beautifully written, well-researched, a bit terrifying, but leaves you with some hope for the future and ideas for change.

  • Something shouldn't have to be cute and fuzzy to be valued!

  • I recommend this for an ecological gardener.

  • As one ready to consider their next steps to support the Earth and animal kingdom, Milman's book, The Insect Crisis is a down-to-earth guide to what has been happening to insects, why it matters to us now and in the future, and why it is so important for us to earnestly care and make important changes in our already packed lives.

  • So many epiphanies about just how important insects are to our way of living!

  • I was hooked from the prologue on and loved every page!

  • We need to inform everyone we know about this crisis.

  • I liked the book because it broadened my awareness about the importance of insects, how much we benefit from them, and what we stand to lose without them. It also offered practical solutions for how we can help save them.


Next Book Club Discussion – March 2024

The March Book of the Month is Plant Partners: Science-based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden by Jessica Walliser.


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