Out of the Woods: A Bird Watcher's Year

Out of the Woods: A Bird Watcher's Year

By: Ora E. Anderson (author), Julie Zickefoose (illustrator), Deborah Griffith (editor), Jean Andrews (foreword_author)Paperback

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Out of the Woods: A Bird Watcher\u2019s Year is a journey through the seasons and a joyous celebration of growing old. In fifty-nine essays and poems, Ora E. Anderson, birder, bird carver, naturalist, and nature writer, reveals the insights and recollections of a keen-eyed observer of nature, both human and avian. The essays follow the rivers and creeks, the highways and little-known byways of Appalachia, and along the way we become nearly as familiar with its numerous bird, plant, and animal species as with the author himself. These are not the memories of a single year, however, but of a long lifetime spent immersed in the natural world. Out of the Woods, presented with humor and passion, is an account of a well-lived, productive, and satisfying life. The essays offer an intimate portrait of a half century of life on Anderson\u2019s beloved old farm (more nearly a nature preserve), where he lived in harmony with birds and nature and followed the rhythm of the seasons. We are invited to share the joys-and the disappointments and sorrows-inherent in such a life. Generously illustrated with Julie Zickefoose\u2019s detailed drawings and evocative sketches, this book will delight bird watchers, artists, naturalists, backyard gardeners, and anyone who is sometimes tempted to take a rutted, overgrown, and unused path just to see where it leads.

About Author

Ora E. Anderson was a journalist, conservationist, naturalist, and artist. He was named honorary lifetime director of the Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy and was the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Governor's Award for Arts in 1999. He passed away in August 2006 at the age of ninety-four. Deborah Griffith is managing editor of Bird Watcher's Digest and other publications from BWD Press.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780821417423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780821417423
  • ISBN10: 0821417428

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