Contributor to

The Tallgrass Prairie Reader Edited by

John T. Price, University of Iowa Press, 2014

Writer, Speaker, Naturalist

Recent Books

Cindy is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books; none self-published.

They include: 


For details about events, or to book a speaking engagement, class, or training, contact Cindy at phrelanzer@aol.com.

See Cindy's full bio at Linkedin.

Cindy Crosby

"My passion is to share the

natural world through words, images and experiences."

V-P of Communications, Friends of Nachusa Grasslands

Certified Interpretive Guide

Certified Interpretive Trainer

Master Gardener

Master's Degree in Natural Resources,

(Environmental Interpretation) 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


       Speaking & Classes


 2017 

​The Morton Arboretum

A Short History of Trees January 18

Nachusa Grasslands

Dragonfly Workshop  March 17

The Morton Arboretum

Beyond Brushcutting: Interpretation for Natural Resource Leaders

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

Spring Wildflowers April 22, 26, and May  6

The Late Bloomers Garden Club (Elgin, IL)

The Prairie's Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies and Damselflies April 27

Private Event   (Glen Ellyn, IL)

The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction   May 6

​​The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
  Steward's Brown Bag Lunch: The Schulenberg Prairie   ​May 9
The Morton Arboretum  (Lisle, IL)
  Advanced Prairie ID: The Schulenberg Prairie May 13
Downer's Grove Garden Club (Downer's Grove, IL)
  The Prairie's Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies and Damselflies   ​May 15

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
 Prairie Wildflowers    June 10
Flewellin Memorial Library (Shabonna, IL)
 The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (talk/book signing) June 13

The Morton Arboretum
  Steward's Brown Bag Lunch: Dragons and Damsels ​  June 20
Aldo Leopold "Building a Land Ethic" Conference  (Baraboo, WI)
  Writing for Natural Areas Managers and Volunteers    June 22-24
DuPage River Prairie Sierra Club (DuPage County, IL)
   Nachusa Grasslands' Bison and Wildflowers   June 25
The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
  The Schulenberg Prairie: Past, Present, and Future  June 28

SOLD OUT ​The Morton Arboretum  (Lisle, IL)
  Dragonflies and Daiquiris   August 1

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

​  Prairie Ethnobotany   August 11

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL) 
  NAI: Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop  (SOLD OUT)   Aug 21-24

The Morton Arboretum/Nachusa Grasslands

  Nachusa Grasslands' Bison and Wildflowers   August 26

Tyndale House (Carol Stream, IL)

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction           August 31

Plainfield Public Library (Plainfield, IL)

  Autumn on the Prairie (with booksigning)       September 11

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

  Walk with a Naturalist: Autumn on the Prairie    September 15

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

   The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction  (Zygon Center, am)   Sept.16

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction  (Wheaton College, pm)  Sept.16

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

   The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction   (Wheaton College)   Sept. 17

Taltree Arboretum (Valparaiso, IN)
   The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (with book signing)        Sept 20

Nachusa Grasslands(Franklin Grove, IL)

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (Zygon Center)  Sept. 28

Watermark Bookstore (Wichita, Kansas) 

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (with book signing)    Sept.29

Upcoming

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

   Communication Skills for Outdoor Professionals*  October 26

    (*note --Society for Ecological Restoration Continuing Education Course -- four credits)

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

  Communication Skills for Outdoor Professionals*   October 28

  (*note--Society for Ecological Restoration Continuing Education Course -- four credits)

College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)   

   The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction      October 30

College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)

   The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction    October 31

The Sierra Club (River-Prairie Chapter, Glen Ellyn, IL)

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (with book signing)    Nov. 8

​The Morton Arboretum

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (staff event, w/ book signing)   Nov. 14

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

  A Brief History of Wildflowers   December 2


2018

Leafing Through the Pages Arboretum Book Club (Lisle, IL)

   The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction                   February 8

Late Bloomers Garden Club (Elgin, IL)

  Early Bloomers with the Late Bloomers Garden Club      March 22

Plainfield Public Library  (Plainfield, IL)

   Dragonflies: The Prairie's Frequent Flyers                   ​May 14


Please check back as new events and classes are added!


 

 

This website is undergoing renovation -- more coming soon!


​​  New in April, 2017!

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction

  Northwestern University Press

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