Personal Habitat: Creating a Haven for Wildlife (and Yourself)


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This is the story of an artist's love affair with a piece of land, and the birds, animals, and plants that inhabit it. Simple habitat enhancements can take a back yard from bland to bustling with wildlife. In this slide talk, artist/writer Julie Zickefoose shows how she and her husband have transformed their 80-acre abandoned farm into a wildlife sanctuary and observatory -- a perfect personal habitat.

Copies of Julie’s books will be available to purchase and have signed by the author.

About Julie Zickefoose
Julie Zickefoose is the author of Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest, the product of 13 years' deep involvement and close observation of nestling birds. Julie's paintings break new ground in both art and ornithology, describing the development of 17 bird species from egg to fledging. Her extensive portfolio reflects her deep love and understanding of birds, which she depicts with incredible accuracy, in their appropriate habitat, with careful attention to composition and light.  Learn more and view her portfolio at

Instructor: Julie Zickefoose, author, artist, and wildlife biologist
Note: Held indoors. Assistive Listening Devices are/will be available for this program. Please call the Registrar's office at 630-719-2468 to enquire. Limit 60 

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Schedule and Location

Friday June 8, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Sycamore Room, Visitor Center

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW, opens new tab
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.