BCR 178: Julie Zickefoose, Saving Jemima

 

Julie 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. Among her other books are Natural Gardening for Birds, Letters from Eden,The Bluebird Effect, andBaby 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.

Listen in for a chance to win a copy of her newest book Saving Jemima: Life and Love With a Hard-Luck Jay in this episode!

Show Notes: 

  • Blue Jay egg, but it did not end there. Incubation attempt in 2016, what you hoped raising a young bird?
  • Raising a wild bird is not advised for a variety of good reasons.
  • In 2017 you were flat out with book tours and lectures and feeling in a creative funk.
  • Facebook got you your Blue Jay.
  • How did the very young jay get it’s name Jemima?
  • Fledging is a significant growth step.
  • What is imprinting and how did this effect Jemima?
  • Young bird as a housemate, what routines developed.
  • Letting the bird go, but Jemima really did not go.
  • enchanted with Jemima’s socialization.
  • Jemima fame spread.
  • Who was Peg and what revelations on jays unfolded from your association?
  • Blue Jay migration and Jem, what did you learn?

NOTE: Thanks to Julie Zickefoose for the use of her paintings and photographs in this post are solely used for this specific BirdCallsRadio™ & Podcast episode BCR 178: Julie Zickefoose, “Saving Jemima Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay” and this article only. Courtsey of ©Julie Zickefoose, All Rights Reserved. Paintings and Photos may not be used in any form without written permission. Please respect the wishes of ©Julie Zickefoose.

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Julie Zickefoose Website 

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