For anyone reading this who is tempted to think that box turtles are stupid, slow and simple: Nothing that can live 150 years could possibly be simple. Slow, yes. Stupid, never. Ever.
God is in the dirt, and in the box turtle, too.
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.
Thursday, Feb.11, 7 PM: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Marietta Natural History Society hosts at Rickey Science Center, Room 150, Marietta College Campus , 4th and Butler Streets, Marietta, OH, 45750. Enter by doors closest to planetarium.
February 20-March 1, 2016: Costa Rica: Birding with Julie Zickefoose and Mario Cordoba Presented by Holbrook TravelSOLD OUT
Tuesday, April 12, 2016: Publication Date for Julie's new book from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest
Tuesday, April 19, 6 PM: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Worthington Libraries host at the Griswold Center, 777 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 2pm. "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Harvard Museum of Natural History, Haller Hall, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Monday, April 25, 2016: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Gibson's Bookstore, 45 So. Main St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 224-0562,. A booksigning follows the presentation.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6 PM: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Story Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7 PM: Fruitlands Reads Author's Lecture: Julie Zickefoose on Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest Fruitlands Museum102 Prospect Hill Rd. Harvard MA 01451. Book signing to follow
Thursday, April 28, 2016: "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road Lincoln, MA 01773; 781-259-2200. A booksigning follows the presentation.
Saturday, April 30, 2016: Show of original art for "Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest" Museum of American Bird Art, 963 Washington St., Canton, MA 02021. (781)-821-8853 Lecture and booksigning at opening.
Thursday, May 5-Sunday, May 8, 2016: Julie Zickefoose and Bill Thompson at New River Birding Festival, Fayetteville, WV. Keynotes by Julie Zickefoose and Bill Thompson; music by The Rain Crows on Saturday, May 7--all that and little Chet Baker, Mayor of Opossum Creek Resorts, too.
Friday, May 13-Sunday, May 15, 2016: Julie Zickefoose at 18th Annual Great Salt Lake Birding Festival,Davis County Legacy Events Center, Farmington, UT. Keynote and field trips with Julie Zickefoose.
Aug. 24-Sept. 7, 2016: Natural History Tour of South Africa with Julie Zickefoose and Leon Marais Holbrook Travel Website (search for Julie Zickefoose)Hand-crafted, small artisan trip to see the best of South Africa from spring wildflower boom on the Western Cape to large animals in Kruger Park--and all the birds in between!
Thurs. Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016: Julie Zickefoose at American Birding Expo, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St. Columbus, OH 43215. Meet Julie and have her sign your books!
Thurs. Sept. 29-Sun., Oct. 2, 2016: Bird Watcher's Digest's Reader Rendezvous: Marietta Homecoming with Julie Zickefoose at Marietta BWD HQ, 149 Acme St., Marietta, OH. Julie will give a talk and tours of Indigo Hill, their home in the Ohio hills.
If you like what you see, and are tempted to lift something for your own use, you need to contact me and play Mother May I. Extra points for genuflecting and offering recompense, linkage, and obsequious tribute. If you reproduce my photos, art or writing without asking, I will track you down with my Googlehounds, and you don't want that. Aooooooo!