Green Garden Gifts: December 13 … The Bluebird Effect by Julie Zickefoose

The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds. Julie Zickefoose. Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt. 384pp. $28.

For bird lovers and gardeners with a gentle spirit and love of sweet watercolor pictures, artist and writer Julie Zickefoose has a new book out in which she shares her passion for feathered friends.  Zickefoose, who has a farm in the rural Appalachia of south-east Ohio, has created The Bluebird Effect to share over 40 years of encounters with wild birds.  Have a look at Zickefoose’s Web-site by clicking here. You can also read her day-to-day doings by checking out her blog at Julie Zickefoose blog.  As she points out in her introduction, many of the joys found there are free.

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