Spark Bird: Rosemary Mosco’s Bird and Moon
Written by Mark Bramhill
Mark Bramhill: That is BirdNote.
Cartoonist and science author Rosemary Moscow has cherished birds since she was, as she places it, a shy and nerdy child.
Rosemary Moscow: I kinda received simply overwhelmed by loud sounds or a number of individuals. And birds are simply so quiet and nervous and reward endurance, which I kind determine with. So I used to be actually drawn to them.
[American Goldfinch song, ML 242020851, 0:50-0:54]
Mark Bramhill: She cherished birds and drawing, and so she needed to mix artwork and science in faculty. She tried learning anthropology, however issues weren’t clicking.
Rosemary Moscow: I used to be simply type of struggling and wired. And so I took a 12 months off from faculty and I labored for this group referred to as FLAP in Toronto, the Deadly Mild Consciousness Program, that tries to cease birds from hitting home windows. And in order that was my first job within the discipline that I needed to do. And I made a cartoon referred to as Bird and Moon, which was a couple of lonely chicken that befriends the moon, who it seems can be a chicken they usually fly across the metropolis they usually have adventures. And it was simply type of this enjoyable factor I did on the aspect. However that 12 months of type of taking a breather, that wound up dictating what I fell in love with and what I wound up doing. After which I had to return and end anthropology. No shade to anthropology, it is wonderful! But it surely simply wasn’t what I needed to do.
Mark Bramhill: Rosemary nonetheless makes informative, and hilarious, comics for Bird and Moon, in addition to her new ebook, A Pocket Information to Pigeon Watching. Yow will discover hyperlinks to these at our web site, BirdNote.org. I am Mark Bramhill.
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Bird sounds offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. American Goldfinch ML 242020851 recorded by J. McGowan.
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Narrator: Mark Bramhill
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