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Naturalist Zickefoose @ Denison
November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Denison University and Licking Land Trust present Julie Zickefoose, nationally renowned author, naturalist, and bird expert.
GRANVILLE, Ohio— Naturalist Julie Zickefoose will present a reading from and a discussion of her most recent book, “Saving Jemima: Life and Love With a Hard-luck Jay”, an intimate story of how an orphaned bird can save a soul, as part of the Licking Land Trust annual speaker series, in celebration of the Trust’s 30th Anniversary. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Auditorium of Denison University’s Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The talk will be followed by a book-signing and reception. The event, which is cosponsored by Denison University, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jeremy King at 740-587-6680or visit Denison.edu.
Zickefoose is a naturalist, artist and writer who thinks of herself as “an unsung, minor, rather dirty superhero.” Her superpower: saving small, economically worthless wildlife that would otherwise die. An orphaned jay named Jemima was one such foundling. Spending nearly a year healing, studying and raising the young blue jay for release opened the door to their world for Zickefoose. She began writing and illustrating “Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay” immediately upon becoming her foster mother. More than a wildlife rehab story, it’s the story of life, love and dealing with great loss; of finding grace and redemption in bonding with a wild bird.
Zickefoose lives and works quietly on an 80-acre wildlife sanctuary in the back country of Whipple, Ohio. She is a prolific writer and painter and Contributing Editor to Bird Watcher’s Digest. “Natural Gardening for Birds,” “Letters from Eden,” “The Bluebird Effect,” and “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest” are joined by “Saving Jemima: Life and Love With a Hard-Luck Jay,” the intimate story of how an orphaned bird can save a soul.
The Licking Land Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1989, is dedicated to the protection of greenspace, natural areas, and agricultural land in and around Licking County for the benefit of present and future generations. For more information visit the organization’s website at lickinglandtrust.org.