In partnership with Atlanta Audubon Society as part of Atlanta Bird Fest 2018
Special Guest Julie Zickefoose -- Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest
Why and how do baby songbirds develop so quickly, some launching into flight only 11 days after hatching? In 2002, Julie Zickefoose 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 fledgling. Baby Birds is the enchanting result, with more than 500 life studies that hop, crawl and flutter through its pages. In this talk, Julie shares 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.
Tickets: $20 for General Public/ $15 for CNC Members or Atlanta Audubon Society Members. Registration will open on March 1 to members and on March 8 to the public; Tickets may be purchased at on line.