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KEENE — On Tuesday, Feb. 7, an award-winning author and illustrator will present a free, virtual event about their new children’s book, “A vulture’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 organized by the Adirondack Land Trust.

In their children’s book, “A Warbler’s Journey,” Weidensaul’s story of a small vulture’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 characteristic song, often originating from alder thicket, 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 bush or small tree.

“What better than two skilled experts and a bright little singer to bring us together on a winter’s evening?” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Director Mike Carr. “We are excited to offer this event to our supporters, friends and community members across the Adirondacks.”

Online registration is available at by navigating to “Events and study tours” below “Get involved.” The book can be bought from most local booksellers.

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