An Icon of the American Wilderness is Alive in the Bronx
On the surprising research underway in Van Cortlandt Park and the American Museum of Natural History.
Lenora Todaro writes for adults and children about wildlife, ecology, places, and books. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Afar, the Atlantic, Bookforum, the Village Voice, and elsewhere. She is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and a volunteer interpreter with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her picture book, Sea Lions in the Parking Lot: Animals on the Move in a Time of Pandemic, is a Green Earth Book Award Shortlist Nominee, and a Bank Street Best Children’s book of 2022. She is a city girl who loves the ocean. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.
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