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Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay

September 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-luck Jay

Sunday, September 22, 2:00 pm

Presented by Julie Zickefoose, writer, artist, and naturalist.

Naturalist/artist/writer Julie Zickefoose 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 Julie. 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. After sharing the story of Jemima, Julie will be available for book sales and signing. 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. 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.

$15 for members; $20 for non-members. Registration required.


September 22, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens
631 Berwyn Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333 United States