Date: 5/22/19 8:20 pm
From: Dave Brooke <davbrooke...>
Subject: 3RBC June Meeting, Julie Zickefoose
The Three Rivers Birding club will be holding our next meeting on
Wednesday, June 5th at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Ave,
Pittsburgh, 15217
Doors open at 6:30pm followed by the business meeting at 7:30 and the
program beginning at 8:00.

Julie Zickefoose, artist, writer, naturalist, and author of *Baby Birds: An
Artist Looks into the Nest*, will revisit the Three Rivers Birding Club on
Wednesday, June 5, to share her fascinating books with us.
In 2002, Julie asked herself a question: Why and how do baby songbirds
develop so quickly, some launching into flight only 11 days after hatching?
In search of the answer, she 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*, her most recent book,
describes the enchanting result, with more than 500 life studies that hop,
crawl, and flutter through its pages.
In her illustrated talk, she will share 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.

Our meetings free and open to the public. Please join us.
Dave Brooke
Program Director
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