Cover Photo: Photograph by Lenora Todaro for Catapult
Photograph by Lenora Todaro for Catapult

What New York City’s Most Famous Peregrine Falcons Taught Me About Parenting

Adele and Frank prepare for an empty nest.

This is Sidewalk Naturalist, a column by Lenora Todaro, which sees New York City through its wildlife citizens, whose lives tell us something about living in this city’s fragile ecosystem.

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Lenora Todaro is a writer, editor, walker, and wildlife enthusiast.  Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review,  the Atlantic, Salon,  Bookforum, and elsewhere.  She was a senior editor at the Village Voice.  She is  writing a book about urban wildlife and ecology. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram