Author and Illustrator Talk: Karen Zimmermann “Nightwalk” on Tues. April 12

Karen Zimmermann’s book “Nightwalk: Using All your Senses to Explore the Natural World” 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 also offers activities you can do to improve your own senses. Join Zimmermann, who wrote and illustrated the book, for an author talk and book signing on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

The book grew out of a project Zimmermann 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 senses beyond vision. Now, “Nightwalk” expands on that idea not only offering activities to heighten your senses but also delving into adaptions animals have made and how your senses can be used both during the day and at night and in all four seasons. Zimmermann will highlight some of the activities she includes in her book at the talk.

Zimmermann owns Z Studio, a graphic design, advertising and web development studio in Bar Harbor. She lives with her husband in Otter Creek. For more information on the book visit and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or