Karen Zimmerman holds a copy of "Nightwalk: Using All Your Senses To Explore the Natural World." Zimmerman will speak at the Jesup Memorial Library on March 8. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Zimmerman to take audience on ‘Nightwalk’

BAR HARBOR — Karen Zimmerman will give an author talk and sign copies of her book “Nightwalk: Using All Your Senses To Explore the Natural World” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

Zimmerman wrote and illustrated “Nightwalk,” which introduces readers to some of the creatures that roam the wilderness at night and adaptations they have made to thrive in the dark. The book grew out of a project Zimmerman did last spring as part of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. During that program, she designed a lesson plan and field kit to help people explore the senses beyond vision.

“Nightwalk,” the book that resulted from that program, includes activities that cover taste, smell, touch and hearing. Zimmerman then highlights the way different senses can be used in all four seasons, like listening to peepers in the spring or touching milkweed pods in the fall. The book also highlights how animals use their senses to thrive and survive in differing habitats. She also includes a section about how to safely explore at night and how to build your night vision.

Zimmerman said that she wrote the book to encourage people not just to think about exploring during the day but also to explore what happens during the night as well.

Zimmerman owns Z Studio, a graphic design, advertising and web development business in Bar Harbor. She lives with her husband in Otter Creek. Visit zzzinc.com/nightwalk.

For more on the talk, contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]



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