The Sibley’s Under the Wood Stove

Why David Allen Sibley‘s wonderful 2000 The Sibley Guide to Birds is under the wood stove is not a long story.  It was in the trunk of my car, and the trunk leaked.  Perhaps the interesting part about this situation is that both my husband and I rushed to dry out the Sibley, but we […]

The Bluebird Effect–Part Two

In Part One, I introduced Julie Zickefoose, writer and artist, whose new book The Bluebird Effect is now one of my favorites. In this earlier installment, I discussed Zickefoose’s rescue of a starving Turkey Vulture and mothering infant hummingbirds to fledglings. Zickefoose saves her most poignant chapters for last, as discussed below. Julie Zickefoose saves […]

The Bluebird Effect–Part One

Julie Zickefoose‘s husband is an editor of Bird Watcher’s Digest, a magazine I have enjoyed for several years and which I  give to friends who enjoy birdwatching.  Julie has written articles for the digest and has contributed many paintings and drawings to it.  When I read that she had recently published The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with […]