“Living as they do, obscured by a screen of grass stems, meadowlarks have a habit of suddenly stretching legs and neck, pointing bill to the sky, to take a peek at their surroundings. Even when the bird tees up on a fencepost, the habit persists. Meadowlarks are so wary that when we’re near enough to hear them singing, we may be too close for comfort, and the concert can end before it’s even begun. This bird is between songs. Waiting for the bird to sing again, and wondering if it will, is part of the joy of hearing it.”
Julie Zickefoose is an accomplished artist, naturalist, writer, and songbird rehabilitator originally from East Haddam, Connecticut. She sketches birds and animals directly from life. Julie has contributed artwork and writing to Bird Watcher's Digest since 1986. She lives on a farm in Whipple, Ohio, with her husband Bill Thompson, III, and her two children.
A limited edition of 300 prints has been created in a horizontal format. The actual image size is 14" x 10", the matted size is 18" x 14", and the framed sized is approximately 20" x 16". Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. The full-color reproduction is printed on a neutral pH, acid-free paper.