Rosemary Mosco

Science Communicator & Naturalist

A science communicator, Rosemary has created acclaimed cartoons, served in communications roles for groups such as NPS and Mass Audubon, written for nature publications, and led unique nature walks. Her graphic novel Solar Systems comes out via First Second Books in 2019. She holds an MS from UVM’s Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning Program.

Her work has been featured by Boing Boing, IFLS, Audubon, Upworthy, io9, Science News, The Globe and Mail, Neatorama, The Huffington Post, It’s Okay to be Smart, The Mary Sue, The Times of India, Laughing Squid, The Nib, and more. Find interviews with her on the The National Wildlife Federation’s blog, Mother Nature Network, and The Birdist. Her favorite glacial landform is the esker.

Pic by Ethan Kocak.

Online Comics & Science Art

Bird and Moon Comics & Charts

These carefully researched comics and diagrams share the funny side of nature and discuss environmental issues. They were the subject of an award-winning exhibit at PRI’s Museum of the Earth and included in an exhibit of STEAM comics at AAAS headquarters. Find Bird and Moon merchandise for sale through TopatoCo.

Wild City Comics

Rosemary co-created this weekly comic about urban ecology with author and illustrator Maris Wicks. They’ll tell you how cicadas make noise and why sparrows roll in dirt. They feature the work of researchers, including those studying owls in Australia and agoutis in Brazil.

pixelbirdsOther Work

Rosemary has created infographics, logos, stickers, tshirts, and more for conservation groups. She made Wild Toronto, a strip about city nature, for Torontoist. She has also made games (eg. a poison ivy ID quiz and a game about albatross conservation).

Books & Articles

sciencecomicSolar Systems

This is a book about science, adventure, and finding your place in the vastness of space. It’s a graphic novel for First Second Books, out in 2019, with art by Jon Chad. Ages 9-12.

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From 2014-2016 Rosemary coordinated Mass Audubon’s quarterly publication Connections, and helped develop their newest publication, Explore. She also wrote for Mass Audubon’s Your Great Outdoors blog.

Other Workmefl

Rosemary has written nature stories and other pieces for Mental_Floss, Audubon, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and more.

Walks & Talks

Rosemary has led field walks for adult audiences on all sorts of topics, from urban botany to herpetofauna to the field characteristics of bacteria. She gives talks on comics and nature, including Ithaca College’s 2013 CP Snow Annual Lecture, and once served as a judge for a festival of bad ad-hoc hypotheses, BAHFest East.

When she’s not writing, she’s out in the field doing some amateur nature photography and trying not to feed the mosquitoes.