Book tour schedule


I head off on the book tour for the Peterson Field Guide to Moths in a week and a half! I’m busy finalizing details and getting myself organized to go; lots of little things to take care of before then.

Here’s the final tour schedule. If you have a question about any of these events, please contact the person listed (if it’s regarding the facilities) or myself (if it’s regarding the event details, or if no person is listed).

*Event attendees may leave early if you need to go – we won’t trap you!

April 29
Dearborn (Detroit), Michigan

8pm – midnight*
University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center
Presented by UMD with Rouge River Bird Observatory
More information (with link to map).
Please RSVP with this form.

April 30
East Liberty (Columbus), Ohio
8pm – midnight*
Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve
Presented by The Nature Conservancy Ohio
More information.
Please RSVP with this link or email sross at by April 25.

May 1
Wheeling, West Virginia
7:30 – midnight*
Oglebay’s Good Zoo
Please RSVP to Penny Miller by email (pmiller at or phone 304-243-4027.

May 2-5
New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

New River Birding and Nature Festival
This is a registration-only event. If you’re interested in participating, visit the festival’s website here.

May 6 – day off for sanity

May 7
Davis, West Virginia
7pm – midnight*
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
More information.

May 8
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
8pm – midnight*
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
More information.
Registration suggested but not necessary. Members free, non-members $3.

May 9
Hockessin, Delaware
7pm – 9pm* (or later)
Ashland Nature Center
Presented by Delaware Nature Society
More information.
This appears to be listed as members-only, which I hadn’t realized. If you are interested in coming to this event but are not a member of the DNS, contact me and I’ll see about sneaking you in. :)

May 10
East Brunswick, New Jersey
8pm – 11pm*
East Brunswick Cultural Arts Center, Playhouse 22
Presented by Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission
More information.

May 11 – day off to visit friends

May 12
Athol, Massachusetts
8pm – midnight*
1542 Pleasant Street, Athol
Hosted by Dave Small of the Athol Bird and Nature Club
For more information contact Dave by email (dave at or phone (978-413-1772) (event posting here)

May 13
Danby, New York
8pm – 10:30pm* (or later)
Danby Town Hall
Presented by Danby Conservation Advisory Council
More information.


Author: Seabrooke

Author of Peterson Field Guide to Moths. #WriteOnCon Mastermind. Writer of action/thriller SF/F YA. Story junkie. Nature nut. Tea addict. Mother. Finding happiness in the little things. Twitter: @SeabrookeN / @SeabrookeLeckie

8 thoughts on “Book tour schedule”

  1. Hey Seabrooke! We look forward to seeing you April 30th in Ohio. :) This event is presented by The Nature Conservancy Ohio. Also – you should put East Liberty (Columbus) for the location since there is another Middleburg that folks may confuse this with. Thanks and safe traveling!

  2. Seabrooke: I’d love to join you at the Ned Smith Center on May 8, but it’s just a tad too far and a bit too late on a work night. You’ll love that place, though. It’s gorgeous! Best.

  3. Just received the moth book yesterday from Amazon. Great book that has been needed for a very long time. Why didn’t you make a booking in the Pittsburgh area? Such a shame.

    1. Thanks, Mary Jane – I hope you get good use from it!

      When I was setting up the tour, I opened it up and asked anyone interested in hosting me to contact me, which seemed a lot easier than me trying to find locations for regions I was unfamiliar with. Unfortunately, no one from Pittsburgh came forward, but the Wheeling, WV, event isn’t that far, only an hour’s drive. I wish I had more time to visit more areas.

  4. It surprises me no one from this area expressed an interest. There are three large birding/nature clubs close to the city as well as an Audubon Society branch. The Carnegie Museum has a large nature section as well as a huge field station. Add the botanical groups and there are so many who should have responded or at least passed the word along to those of us who are mothing and were looking forward to the publication of the book. Heavens, the man who is responsible for the PA moths on BAMONA lives in the city! Good luck with the tour.

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