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Poor Will’s Almanack for the first week of early winter, the second week of the natural year.

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of late autumn, the first week of the natural year.

Most WYSO listeners are probably familiar with the work of Bill Felker. Bill is the creator of the WYSO program "Poor Will's Almanack."

Bill has been observing the natural world for decades. His observations, reflections, meditations, and anecdotes appear regularly in a number of publications including the Yellow Springs News.

Every year he publishes a new edition of "Poor Will's Almanack." His 2011 edition was just published. In this Book Nook interview Bill explains his process for devising these annual almanacks.

Julie Zickefoose

Ohio naturalist and wildlife artist, Julie Zickefoose has a story about a trip she took into the woods not far from here - with a group of schoolkids.

NPR Commentator and natural history writer and artist, Julie Zickefoose, lives in a farm in southeastern Ohio. But this week, she's in the Miami Valley leading a workshop for the Tecumseh Land Trust's 20th anniversary celebration. Zickefoose is an avid observer of birds, and says that this time of year is her favorite for bird watching in southern Ohio.

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