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Greenbelt Hosts Meet the Author & Book Signing Event

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July 10, 2017


 
 
Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest,
Greenbelt Hosts Meet the Author & Book Signing Event 
 
Essex, MA, July 7, 2017: Greenbelt, Essex County’s land trust, invites the public to a special program and book-signing for Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest, on Thursday, July 20th, 6:00-8:30 pm at the Cox Reservation in Essex. Meet and mingle with Julie Zickefoose, prolific artist, writer and naturalist, author of Letters from Eden, The Bluebird Effect, and Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest, from 6:00-7:00 pm and enjoy light refreshments. Her presentation, followed by book-signing opportunities will begin at 7:00 pm. 

Why and how do baby songbirds develop so quickly, some launching into flight only 11 days after hatching? In 2002, Julie Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings day by day, bearing witness to their swift growth. Over the next 13 years, Julie would document the daily changes in 17 bird species from hatching to fledging. Baby Birds is the enchanting result, with more than 500 life studies that hop, crawl and flutter through its pages. In this presentation, Julie shares her influences as well as her artistic process, a must-see for the aspiring natural history artist. 

Art and science blend in every Zickefoose pursuit, as the scientist’s relentless curiosity joins the artist’s quest for beauty. The work, wonder and fun of studying nestlings, including being foster mother to orphaned hummingbirds, chimney swifts and bluebirds, makes for an irresistible and highly inspirational presentation.

To RSVP and obtain more information about the event visit Greenbelt website, ecga.org

About Greenbelt: 
Since 1961, Greenbelt has been working with local individuals, families, farmers and communities to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic vistas of Essex County. Greenbelt has protected more than 17,000 acres of local land and has had a direct role in 75% of all land conserved in the last decade.  For more information about Greenbelt programs, visit www.ecga.org or call 978-768-7241.
 
About Writer/artist Julie Zickefoose, author of Letters from Eden, and The Bluebird Effect, is a Contributing Editor to Bird Watcher’s Digest. Julie loves to introduce people to birdwatching, speaking at a number of festivals around the country, and now leads natural history excursions abroad. Because she believes birds to be the most vibrant vessels for the life force, painting baby birds as they grow has been her favorite project to date. Her new book is Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest (2016). She lives with her family on an 80-acre wildlife sanctuary in Appalachian Ohio.