For most of human existence, the seasonal flight of migratory birds and insects has been hidden in plain sight in the night sky above us. The last century of technological advances accelerated our ability to see, study, and participate in this breathtaking effort millions of years in the making. All the while, the landscapes to which these sojourners arrive is disappearing faster than ever.
Author Annie Novak's new work explores that emerging map with history, humor, curiosity, and a vibrant visual imagination, prompting the reader to look at the skies above in a new light.
Annie Novak, co-founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, will display her beautiful illustrations featuring birds native to New York City and speak about her newfound love of birding and conservation work, as well as her latest book project.
Annie Novak is founder and director of Growing Chefs, the Manager of the Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden, and co-founder and farmer of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, for which she was recognized as a Woman Greening the City by the Audubon Society. She is the author and illustrator of The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Garden or Farm, published by Ten Speed Press. Her illustration work has been shown at the New York Botanical Garden, with White Box Gallery, and in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Seed Library and Madewell.