In this episode of OTWTB, host Dawn Hewitt interviews author, artist, and naturalist Julie Zickefoose. As a wildlife rehabilitator, Julie often takes in orphaned and injured birds to nurse back to health. One such charge was a sick and starved baby blue jay, a palm-sized bundle of gray-blue fluff that she named “Jemima.” Julie fell hard for this engaging, feisty, and funny jay, a creative muse and source of strength through the author’s own heartbreaking changes. She captures these experiences in her gorgeously illustrated new book, “Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay.”
About the Author
Wendy Clark, Dawn Hewitt, Alvaro Jaramillo, and Raymond VanBuskirk all host Out There With The Birds Podcasts. They're all affiliated with Bird Watcher's Digest, are serious birders, and love to talk birdy!