I have been asked by The American Museum of Natural History to mention to my American readers that it has has two bird-related events coming up in February and March of this year .
AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
An Evening Devoted to New Illustrated Poetry Anthology About Birds
WHAT Part poetry and part field guide, Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds combines more than 100 poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Charles Simic, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, and others with carefully matched illustrations by renowned artist David Allen Sibley.
Poet Laureate Billy Collins will join fellow poets George Green, Joshua Mehigan, Linda Pastan and David Yezzi at the Museum to celebrate poems from the anthology paired with their own work. Artist and ornithologist David Allen Sibley will also be discussing his life-like illustrations. Joel Cracraft, curator of ornithology at the Museum, will introduce the program. Book signing will follow.
Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America and New York City Audubon.
WHEN Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 pm
Wine, coffee, and snacks will be available for purchase at Café on One
from 5:30–6:30 pm
WHERE Kaufmann Theater, first floor
Enter at 77th Street
The American Museum of Natural History
ADMISSION $15 adults, $13.50 Members, students, seniors
LUNCHTIME WINTER BIRD WALKS
Three Tuesdays, February 16—March 2, noon – 1:30 pm
Catch a peek at owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and many species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as Paul Sweet, Collections Manager in the Department of Ornithology, guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City.
Advanced Registration required (212.769.5200); space is limited.
Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street.
Lowell Eschen│Publicist│Communications Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West and 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
(o) 212.769.5310 (f) 212.769.5006 email@example.com