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Glen Helen Welcomes Naturalist, Artist, Julie Zickefoose

Julie Zickefoose

On May 17th and 18th, naturalist, author, and artist, Julie Zickefoose will be at Glen Helen for a creativity workshop and her presentation "Rooted in Ohio." Click here for details.

Last week Zickefoose spoke with WYSO's Jerry Kenney about her appearance at Glen Helen, her love of nature, home life, and more.

About Julie's new book - The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds is about what happens when, by virtue of having helped one or raised one, you are taken for a few magic days, weeks, or months into a wild bird's confidence. You never know how or when that might happen. The book has grown from forty years of working with, studying, drawing and helping birds; trying to fix them when they're broken and mothering them when they're orphaned.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.