Adirondack A&E e-News # 183
The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey
Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7–8 pm, virtual, free
The Adirondack Land Trust is hosting The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey featuring 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.
Everyone with an interest in birds, natural habitats and the creative process of book collaboration is welcome to join. Online registration is available HERE, and navigating to “Events and Field Trips” under “Get Involved.”
The book is available for purchase at the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid HERE as well as other local bookstores.
Now through April 23, 2023
More than 150 years of changes to the local landscape are represented within the Chapman Museum’s collection of maps.
This exhibition reveals not only the transformation of our physical spaces over time, but also the impacts those developments had on how we lived and the paths we still travel today.
More info HERE.
Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls
Vote For Wild Center in Tupper Lake as USA Today‘s Best Science Museum
Tupper Lake’s Wild Center is a candidate for one of USA Today’s 10 Best Nation’s Best Science Museums, selected by readers’ choice.
Voting is currently underway, and if you have visited The Wild Center and enjoyed it, the link to the page for voting is HERE.
Warren County Historical Society honors Bob Bayle
The Warren County Historical Society presented the 2022 the John D. Austin Contribution to History Award to local author Bob Bayle.
The award is given to someone who has demonstrated dedication to Warren County history and/genealogy through professional work or volunteer service; or, authoring, publishing, or editing of a book or article about the Warren County region that brings national attention to our area; or, by the contribution to the preservation or restoration of documents pertinent to Warren County history or genealogy; or, by the significant contribution to furthering the promotion of historical institutions or museums in the Warren County region.
Bob Bayle is a well known area lover of local history who has authored five books about Warren County and has served as a volunteer for the Chapman Museum and served on the board of the Warren County Historical Society. He has given numerous presentations about the Adirondack region related to his research and publications.
His most recent book, coauthored with Andrea Matte, is Now and Then: Images of Glens Falls & Queensbury.
Warren County Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury
Lake George Winter Carnival
Lake George Winter Carnival takes place during the four full weekends in February!
The 1st Annual Lake George Winter Carnival was held in the winter of 1961. Now, more than a half-century later, this celebration of Adirondack wintertime outdoor activities continues with 4 activity packed weekends during the month of February.
Visit the Lake George Winter Carnival’s Facebook Page HERE for updated information and a schedule for each weekend.
Lake George Winter Carnival, 3 Lower Montcalm, Lake George
Book Editing with Nicole Helget
February 4 – February 25
Editing The Whole Book: Narrative Arc & Structure with Nicole Helget
Online class: 4 weeks
Synchronous: Online class meetings take place Saturday mornings, 9 am – Noon
Class begins: Saturday, Feb 4
Pay What You Can: $50 to $250
This class is intended for fiction or nonfiction writers who have all or most of their book written and now need guidance in revising their book’s structure/story arc. If you’re in the deep stages of a book-length story with at least one major plot line that runs through the entire book, this is the class for you.
More info and register HERE.