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.
February 15-17, 2013: Julie Zickefoose, Bill Thompson III and The Rain Crows at: Ohio Ornithological Society's Owl Symposium,,Mohican State Park, Loudonville, Ohio. Field trips with Julie and Bill, Rain Crows performance Friday night and a Zickefoose talk on bizarre stuff about owls Sunday morning.
Saturday, March 23, 2013: Julie Zickefoose at Newark, Ohio, "The Bird-friendly Backyard" talk and booksigning. For more info contact Carol Price at 740-670-5322.
Tuesday evening, March 26, 2013: Julie Zickefoose at Columbus Audubon's Spring Meeting, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, OH. Keynote (The Bluebird Effect), booksigning and field trip.
March 27, 2013, 6:30 pm: Julie Zickefoose at Worthington Library, Worthington, Ohio,actual meeting held at Griswold Senior Center across street. "Rooted in Appalachia," an appreciation of place. Booksigning to follow. More info: 614-807-2626.
Thursday, April 18, 2013: Julie Zickefoose at The University of Dayton, OH. Creativity and writing workshop via their Senior Center. For more info, contact John Guenin firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 26-Sunday April 28, 2013: Julie Zickefoose at Virginia Society of Ornithologists Annual Meeting, Leesburg, VA. Keynote and field trips.
Monday, April 29-Saturday, May 4, 2013: Julie Zickefoose and Bill Thompson at New River Birding Festival, Fayetteville, WV. Keynotes by Julie Zickefoose and Bill Thompson; music on Saturday, May 4--all that and little Chet Baker too.
Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 11, 2013: Julie Zickefoose gives a creativity workshop for Glen Helen Annual Members' Meeting, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Unlock your creative spirit!
Thursday, June 12-Sunday June 16, 2013: Eleventh Annual Potholes and Prairies Birding Festival, Jamestown, North Dakota. Keynote, birdwatching trips, pipits, pie, music and Prairie Rambles with Bill Thompson and Julie Zickefoose. Stop thinking about it already. Do it!
June 23-29, 2013: The Arts of Birding with Julie Zickefoose, Bill Thompson, Scott Weidensaul and more, Hog Island Audubon Camp, Bremen, Maine. Writing, watercolor, life sketching, photography and other bird-centric arts from some of its best-known perpetrators in a fabulous residential camp setting on a Maine island.
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!