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Sheryl DeVore

location-pin Mundelein, Illinois

School: Northwestern University, 1989

Expertise: Birding, outdoor lifestyle

Sheryl DeVore

  • Expert on wild birds.
  • Published in Birds & Blooms, the Chicago Tribune and the publications of the National Audubon Society and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
  • Taught journalism classes at Northwestern University.
  • Presented many nature and bird writing classes and workshops for The Field Museum, The Nature Conservancy, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Lake County Forest Preserves.
  • Degree in writing from Northwestern University.

Experience

Sheryl DeVore is a science, nature, health and social issues writer, editor and educator. In addition to being an expert on wild birds, she has been studying plants, insects and other natural wonders for more than 25 years. Her byline has appeared in Birds & Blooms, the Chicago Tribune and the publications of the National Audubon Society and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. DeVore has taught journalism classes at Northwestern University, as well as nature and bird writing classes and workshops for The Field Museum, The Nature Conservancy, the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Lake County Forest Preser.

Education

  • Degree in writing, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of science in education, Northern Illinois University

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Articles

What Do Robins Eat? How to Attract Robins

Find out what robins eat in all seasons. Attract robins with their favorite foods and learn if you can bring them to seed and suet feeders.

Be a Good Bird Landlord With a Purple Martin House

Purple-hued swallows arrive just in time to select a home for spring nesting season. Use a purple martin house to attract these birds.

Steller’s Jays: Clever Black and Blue Birds

Discover what makes the Steller's jay so special, including their social nature, clever tricks, and striking black and blue feathers.