Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Correction to maples, page 332

Reader Sherman Dunnam sent me a note about an error in the introduction to maples on page 332. The third paragraph begins "All maples have palmately compound leaves..."

This should instead say "Nearly all maples have palmately lobed leaves..." And could go on to elaborate that a few species have the leaves so deeply lobed that they are compound, and Boxelder is unique among the maples in having pinnately compound leaves.

Updates to the Tree Guide

I have spent the last seven years working intensively on my new Guide to Trees, but of course a few misstatements and errors somehow managed to creep in. I'm always interested in learning more, correcting my mistakes, and passing along to you - the reader - newer, better, more accurate information.

So if you notice any errors, or anything that seems to be missing or misleading, please don't hesitate to let me know, either by leaving a comment here or sending me an email. I'll be posting additions and corrections as time allows. (And the same goes for any of my bird guides, of course)


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tree Guide news

Two events related to The Sibley Guide to Trees: It is the featured product today on the Daily Grommet website. I’ll be checking in periodically, responding to comments and answering questions through noon tomorrow (Wednesday Sep 23rd) .

And “The Art of Identification” - a show of my artwork and field sketches at the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Visual Arts Center in Canton, MA, will be opening this coming Sunday Sep 27th, and showing until January 2010. More details are here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My latest project

After seven years of work, my new Guide to Trees goes on sale officially on September 15th (but those who live near Philadelphia can get it as early as Saturday the 12th when I'm there for book-signings). I'll be traveling quite a bit this fall to book-signings across the US and Canada, doing a variety of publicity-related things, and adding tree identification to the topics I cover here on this blog. Coming soon...

More information about the book can be found at the Knopf website, and a list of my confirmed book-signing events for the fall is here.