Cindy Crosby
Writer, Naturalist
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If you love the outdoors, check out my blog
"Tuesdays in the Tallgrass" on WordPress:

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Join Cindy Crosby, Tom Montgomery-Fate, author of Cabin Fever,
and Joel Greenberg, author of Natural History of the Chicago Region
for this upcoming class!

Nature Writing
Spring 2016

Learn to read and write in the natural world. Consider the work of Thoreau, Leopold, Dillard, and others, while exploring the diversity of Midwestern ecologies and habitats. Various naturalists will visit class to explore a diverse array of environmental topics — from birding to bison recovery. Field studies will include the Nachusa Grasslands (IL), the Lake Michigan shore land (SW Michigan), and the Driftless Area of central Wisconsin (site of Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac).

Classes: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, and 18 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)
Field study: May 7, 8, and 14 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Fee: $200 (includes transportation and all entry fees).
Information: Tom Fate, (630) 942-3291, email:

ENGLI-2253-FS030  3 credit hours

Register at or call the College of DuPage Office of Field Studies/Study Abroad at (630) 942-2356. 


Look for Cindy's essay "Community"


The Tallgrass Prairie Reader
(Edited by John T. Price)

University of Iowa Press

(From the book copy)
The Tallgrass Prairie Reader is a first-of-its-kind collection of literature from and about the tallgrass bioregion. Focusing on autobiographical nonfiction in a wide variety of forms, voices, and approaches from 42 authors—Aldo Leopold, William Least Heat Moon, Louise Erdrich, Mark Twain, and others -- including adventure narrative, spiritual reflection, childhood memoir, Native American perspectives, literary natural history, humor, travel writing and reportage—Price honors the ecological diversity of tallgrass itself and provides a range of models for nature writers and students.


Read Cindy's winning essay for the
 Paul Gruchow Essay Competition Prize, 2013

Sponsored by 
Writers Rising Up to Defend Place, Habitat, and Wetlands
(Click here to read the essay)


Now available! "The Cat in the Window"
(edited by Callie Smith)
with Cindy's story, "Shades of Gray"
Baker Publishing Group

Order a copy today at
your favorite bookseller.

Readers: The Morton Arboretum has 
"Waiting for Morning" and "By Willoway Brook"
in stock -- be sure and stop in at their beautiful store
to pick up a copy!
Greenbrier Books  has
copies of both titles in all digital formats --
available online at


Nature Lovers: Register Now!
Check out Cindy's classes, stewardship opportunities and guided walks on the "speaking" page tab.
Explore the natural world!



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