Betsy McCully writes about the natural and environmental history of New York City and region, her home of thirty years. She has given numerous talks and published essays, articles, book reviews, and children's stories. After a teaching career of 35 years, she is now retired from the City University of New York, where she was a professor of English and founder/director of the award-winning Kingsborough Eco-Festival. Her current book projects are Land at the Glacier's Edge: A Natural History of Long Island; Four Seasons on the South Fork: A Naturalist's Year; and a young adult novel, "The Memory Rug."
Awards and Recognition
- CUNY Sustainability Award for Kingsborough Eco-Festival
Press and Media Mentions
- "CITY AT THE WATER'S EDGE: A NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK is a top pick for two audiences: any collection strong in New York City representation, and both college and specialty holdings strong in urban natural history and ecology topics. The author's a long-time urban dweller who argues that NYC has a rich natural history underlying its human history - and her 20+ years of nature exploration lends to chapters covering these natural areas. From an early New York region before Ellis Island immigrants to Manhattan's geological riches, CITY AT THE WATER'S EDGE makes for lively, involving reading." Midwest Book Review, 2007.