It is also the season of travel and speaking engagements for Zick. I've just aired a new talk, half based on The Bluebird Effect and half on my new book, whose working title is Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest. That one's due out in spring 2016, if I can finish it by this time in 2015.
Linnaean Society of New York, at the American Museum of Natural History. That will happen at 7:30 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Kaufman theater. Enter the museum on 77th St. between Columbus and Central Park West, and follow signs to the Kaufman theater on the first floor. You may want to arrive early to take in a 6 pm presentation by Jeffrey Kimball, filmmaker of The Central Park Effect, one of the birdwatching films that presents a realistic picture of our odd tribe. More information at the Linnaean Society website.
If the weather permits, I will be signing and selling copies of my book, The Bluebird Effect, under the dome just outside the 77th St. entrance to the museum after the talk. Please let it be warm that evening.
The next evening, I'll give the same talk in Connecticut.
Greenwich Audubon, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT, 6 pm. Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
$10 per person. Under 21 years old free. Reception and book signing with the presenter: 6:00-7:00 pm. Presentation starts at 7:00 pm. RSVP greatly appreciated. RSVP via email:firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at 203-869-5272 x239. Directions at this link.See the excellent writeup on the Greenwich Audubon website , in which they make this somewhat reckless statement: "The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds is likely the only nature book ever to have been reviewed favorably in the New York Review of Books (by Linnaean past president Robert O. Paxton) and to have been chosen Book of the Week by Oprah Winfrey."
The next night, I'm traveling up the Connecticut coast to speak to Potapaug Audubon. I was active with the chapter from 1981-1991, and I wanted to see if anyone still remembered me in Old Lyme and Essex. I wanted to go around some of my old stomping grounds, see a couple of dear friends.