I had watched him all summer in the Bird Spa. Piper was nothing if not a clean little bird.
On hot days it seemed that every time I looked out, Piper was doin' his thing. I stopped everything each time I saw him there. He is so beautiful.
I'm an artist and writer who lives in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio. With this blog, I hope to show what happens when you make room in your life, every day, for the things that bring you joy. Strange...most of them are free.
Friday, Aug. 22-Sun., Aug. 24, 2014: Bird Watcher's Digest's Reader Rendezvous: Birding Valhalla with Julie Zickefoose at North Bend State Park, Harrisville, WV. Kayak with Julie Zickefoose and hike with Bill Thompson; ride bikes and watch birds in this hidden gem of a park!
Friday, Aug. 22-Sun., Aug. 24, 2014: Bird Watcher's Digest's Reader Rendezvous: Birding Valhalla with Julie Zickefoose at North Bend State Park, Harrisville, WV. Kayak with Julie Zickefoose and hike with Bill Thompson; watch birds in this hidden gem of a park!
Saturday, Sept. 13 2012, 6:30 pm: Julie Zickefoose: Personal Habitat, evening talk in the big tent at Ohio Pawpaw Festival, Lake Snowden Park, Albany, Ohio.
Sunday, Sept. 14 2012, Noon to 1 pm: The Rain Crows play Ohio Pawpaw Festival, Lake Snowden Park, Albany, Ohio. Don't miss this rare appearance by the band at an awesome festival while sampling Zick's favorite native fruit! Joel Salatin, famed organic farmer profiled in The Omnivore's Dilemma, speaks immediately afterward!
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 7 PM: The Bluebird Effect (new for 2014 version), Moravian College, 1200 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Book signing to follow.
Saturday, Sept. 20. All day activities, then 7 pm keynote, "Situational Awareness and the Art of Disappearing" by Julie Zickefoose at Lehigh Gap Migration Festival, 8844 Paint Mill Rd, Slatington, PA 18080. For info call (610) 760-8889
Friday, Sept. 26. The Rain Crows and Grassinine at Bands, Birds and Beer, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Phone: 614-545-5475
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. Julie Zickefoose gives talks and workshops at YMCA's Camp Kern 5291 S.R. 350 Oregonia, OH 45054 Info: 1.800.255.KERN Local: 513.932.3756
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:30 AM:Tree Dedication for Julie Zickefoose, talk to follow at Dawes Arboretum,7770 Jacksontown Rd, Newark, OH 43056 (740) 323-2355
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014:Monday Night Seminar hosted by Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, New York 14850. The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds (new for 2014), illustrated lecture and book signing.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 7:30 pm: Cornell Plantations Presents Julie Zickefoose, "Personal Habitat: Creating a Haven for Wildlife (And Yourself) Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University campus
Sunday Nov. 2, 2014, 5 – 8 pm: An Evening with Julie Zickefoose, Camp Oty’Okwa 24799 Purcell Rd., S. Bloomingville OH 43152
Jan. 21-26, 2015 (somewhere in there) An Evening with Julie Zickefoose in the Emma Parrish Playhouse at Space Coast Birding Festival, Titusville, FL
February 21-March 3, 2015: Costa Rica: Birding with Julie Zickefoose and Mario Cordoba Presented by Holbrook TravelOne spot left as of Aug. 14 2014!
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