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Green Readers picks next book selection

By SCCF - | Nov 4, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED “The Lizard King” by Bryan Christy

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Green Readers Book Club has picked “The Lizard King,” by Bryan Christy, as its next book selection. It is “a fascinating account of a father and son family business suspected of smuggling reptiles, and the federal agent who tried to take them down.”

The public may remember the turtle smuggling ring that was discovered locally in 2019, and its effects on the local wild populations of turtles. SCCF’s Wildlife Habitat Management department works tirelessly to care for local wildlife and prevent this type of illicit activity.

People can participate in one of several ways: read the book, join the Facebook group for ongoing online discussion or join the virtual Zoom meeting to discuss the book at the end of the reading period. The Zoom discussion will occur during the week of Nov. 15, with the exact date to be determined.

“The Lizard King” is available on the Hoopla app through the Sanibel Public Library.

Copies may also be ordered for a 20 percent discount through MacIntosh Books and Paper, at 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, by visiting www.macintoshbooks.com or calling 239-472-1447.

To join the Facebook group, go to SCCF’s Facebook page and click on “Groups.”

For more information, visit the Facebook group or contact Jenny Evans at jevans@sccf.org.