Book Launch: Identifying Ferns the Easy Way

May 9, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Author Lynn Levine and illustrator Briony Morrow-Cribbs will discuss the evolution of their new book, Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast. The evening will begin with a discussion about how this beautiful and easy-to-use fern guide was conceived and how Levine and Morrow-Cribbs collaborated. Morrow-Cribbs will demonstrate her process for creating the illustrations, and Levine will explain how to use this field guide. There will be ample time for questions.

For the last 40 years, Levine has been an environmental educator, tracker, and a consulting forester to private landowners. She is the author of Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide, Snow Secrets, and Is It Time, Yet? and co-author of Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide and Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Tracking Guide.

Morrow-Cribbs is a Putney-based artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. She illustrated Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, followed two years later by Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects, both New York Times best sellers. Morrow-Cribbs also illustrated a book of short stories edited by Neil Gaiman and created copperplate etchings for The Anarchist’s Design Book. Morrow-Cribbs teaches printmaking, book arts, and drawing locally.

Copies of Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast will be available at a reduced launch price, and 25% of all book sales will be donated to the museum. Cards and prints will also be available for sale.