Author, illustrator plan talk on new book, ‘A Warbler’s Journey’

(courtesy of Gryphon Press)

KEENE — On Tuesday, Feb. 7, an award-winning author and illustrator will present a free, virtual event on their new children’s book, “A Warbler’s Journey.”

The event, from 7-8 p.m., will feature Pulitzer-Prize finalist, renowned ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul and award-winning illustrator Nancy Lane. The presentation is being organized by the Adirondack Land Trust.

In their children’s book, “A Warbler’s Journey,” Weidensaul’s story of a tiny warbler’s migration from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra is brought to life through Lane’s oil paintings. The duo will provide an insider’s view of the unique collaboration behind this book, which was included on NPR’s 2022 “Books We Love” list.

Yellow warblers are among the migratory birds that spend summers in the Adirondacks. The phonetic sound and cadence of their distinctive song, often emanating from streamside alder thickets, is described as “sweet-sweet-I’m-so-sweet.” They eat caterpillars and other insects and make their nest in the vertical fork of a shrub or small tree.

“What better than two talented experts-of-their-trades and a bright little warbler to bring us together on a winter evening?” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Director Mike Carr. “We are delighted to offer this event to our supporters, friends and community members across the Adirondacks.”

Online registration is available at adirondacklandtrust.org by navigating to “Events and Field Trips” under “Get Involved.” The book is available for purchase at most local bookstores.


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