Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:00 pm in the UBC Room of the HUB

This talk is open to the public and there will be a book signing afterwards.

Julie Zickefoose’s book, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds With Common Birds, was Oprah’s Book of the Week in April 2012. It’s an amalgam of memoir, natural history and beautiful watercolor paintings and life sketches. Julie and her family live in a ranch house topped by a 42 foot tall birdwatching tower. 186 species of birds and 78 butterfly species have graced the 80-acre sanctuary to date. With a dozen species of breeding warblers and more gardens than any one person should probably try to take care of, Indigo Hill has everything Julie needs to keep writing and drawing for a very long time.

Julie maintains a lively blog at  This is the first event in our 2014-15 series entitled: Intersections between Science, Nature, and the Arts: An Ongoing Dialog.  The event is sponsored by the Moravian College Arts and Lectures Program, the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, through a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, and the Department of Biological Sciences.