Angela Cannon-Crothers

The Writer Naturalist

                                     Environmental Educator, Author

 Columnist for Nature In The Little Lakes link here  



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Creative Writing and Environmental Education Services **Summer 2017 -- My Side of the Mountain and Outdoor Writers Camps at the Gell Center of Writers & Books!! Visit  SummerWrite

Environmental Education Programs Available:

  • Stories-in-the-Snow: animal tracking slide show and hands on activities
  • The Frog Chorus: slide show and field hike.
  • Fungi: Facts, Fables, and Folklore
  • Stream and Pond Studies/Aquatic Entomology
  • Edible and Medicinal Plants
  • Tree I.D.
  • Wildflower Folklore
  • Herbcrafts and Natural Beauty
  • Literature and the Environment Hikes
  •  ....topics also by request!


Creative Writing Classes and School Group  Presentations

  • Field Journaling; writing and sketching
  • The Writer's Tool Box
  • Natural Magic Notebooks and Fairy Field Guides
  • Author Reading and Presentations
  • Writing on a Sense of Place
  • Short Stories and Fiction
  • Magazine Article Writing
  • Teen Writing Workshops
  • Literature and the Environment; studies and writing
  • Memoir for all ages
  • healing through writing.


  • Writing Mentor at Finger Lakes Community College
  • Soil Science instructor at Finger Lakes Community College
  • Forest School Natural Learning Teacher, Cumming Nature Center
  • Instructor with Writers & Books SummerWrite Program
  • New York State Certified Guide 
  • Finger Lakes Museum Educator 
  • 2010 - 2012  Writer-in-Residence at St. Micheal's School in Penn Yan grades K-5.
  • Writing Tutor at The Write Place, Finger Lakes Community College (2012 to present).
  • Creative Writing and Nature Journaling instructor through Writers & Books, Rochester, NY since 2004.
  • Recipient of the 2010 Big Pencil Teacher of Young Writers Award from Writers & Books, Rochester, NY
  • Over twenty years of experience as a professional Naturalist and Environmental Educator offering classes on everything from Wolf Biology and Wilderness Skills to Fungi Forays and Stream Entomology.
  • classroom teaching experience in Biology and General Science.


Book Publications:


 A book gathered lovingly by Angela Cannon-Crothers that famed herbalist and author, Rosemary Gladstar, calls "Inspiring, Moving, and Empowering!"

A compendium of herbs for better health carefully blended with the creative writings of women on the path to wellness and self-sufficiency.

Visit to order.

        Grape Pie Season, illustrated by Darryl Abraham. A children's story about agro-tourism in Upstate New York as well as the meaning of trying your best, winning and losing, and what really matters in the end. Available at Artizann's in Naples, NY, Arbor Hill in Bristol, NY at, and The Cheshire Store in Canandaigua, NY.

A Mile In Her Boots; Women Who Work in the Wild.  "A delightful addition to the literature of women and wilderness." - Annick Smith, author of Homestead.  My true story, "Collecting Clouds," is featured in this nature anthology. Available on and Barnes & Noble.



 The Wildcrafter. When a young mother finds her lifestyle threatened by social services and unseen forces, only the gifts of magic and friendship will help save she and her little boy. A story of our connections to the earth and to one another. Available through       



Short Story Publications

  • A Roof for a Bucket of Fish published in Stone Canoe Journal of Literature and the Arts, 2016.
  • The Pond, Finalist for the 2011 AROHO Orion competition for nonfiction.
  • The Intuitive's Guide to Reading the Clouds, published in Stone Canoe Journal of Literature and the Arts, 2010.
  • The Owl Who Came to Dinner, published in The Ultimate Bird Lover, HCL publications, 2010.
  • "Collecting Clouds," in A Mile in Her Boots; Women Who Work in the Wilds, edited by Jennifer Bove', Solas House Press, 2006.
  • The Snow Shoeing Day, Lady Bug Magazine for Children, December 2005
  • The Community Garden, Lady Bug Magazine for Children, July 2002

Freelance Writing and Editing

Regular Contributor to Genesee Valley Parenting Magazine, Mountain Home Magazine, and Canandaigua Magazine on topics relating to parenting, natural health, regional profiles, and the environment.

National periodical publications include Orion Magazine, Northern Woodlands, Mothering, BackHome, and Green Prints Digest as well as

Co-author of the magical tales for Opal & Twig Products of Enchantment. 

Edited Northbound Magazine, Ridgeline News, and a young adult novel.

Grant writing.


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