The Adirondack Land Trust on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7–8 pm, is hosting The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey. This free virtual event features Pulitzer-Prize finalist, renowned ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul and award-winning illustrator Nancy Lane.
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. They 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.”
Everyone with an interest in birds, natural habitats and the creative process of book collaboration is welcome to join.
The book is available for purchase at the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid as well as other local bookstores.
Photo book cover by Nancy Lane, courtesy Gryphon Press