Rosemary Mosco

Science Communicator & Naturalist

About Me

I use writing, art, and field experiences to connect people with the natural sciences. I’ve served in diverse communications roles for groups such as the National Park Service and Mass Audubon, and I’ve created acclaimed cartoons and led unique nature walks. My graphic novel Solar Systems comes out via First Second Books in 2019.

My favorite glacial landform is the esker. If I could be any animal, I’d be a wandering albatross.

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Online Comics & Science Art

Bird and Moon Comics & Charts

These cartoons and charts explore the natural sciences and discuss environmental issues like climate change. In 2015 they were the subject of a museum exhibit. You can read interviews with me about these comics on NWF’s blog, Mother Nature Network, and The Birdist. I sell prints at TopatoCo.

Wild City Comics

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

pixelbirdsOther Work

I made Wild Toronto, a strip about city nature, for Torontoist. I’ve created infographics, logos, stickers, tshirts, and more for conservation groups. I’ve 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 I coordinated Mass Audubon’s quarterly publication Connections, and I helped develop their newest publication, Explore. I also wrote for Mass Audubon’s Your Great Outdoors blog.


I contribute articles on science and nature, from coconut crabs to crickets to capuchins.

Walks & Talks

I’ve led field walks for adult audiences on all sorts of topics, from urban botany to herpetofauna to the field characteristics of bacteria. I give talks on comics and nature, including Ithaca College’s 2013 CP Snow Annual Lecture.

When I’m not writing, I’m in the field doing some amateur nature photography and trying not to feed the mosquitoes.