Mary Taylor Young

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Mary Taylor Young

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Award-winning writer and naturalist Mary Taylor Young has been writing about the landscape and heritage of Colorado and the American West for more than 25 years. Mary’s 15 books include Land of Grass and Sky: A Naturalist’s Prairie Journey and The Colorado Wildlife Viewing Guide. Many readers know her “Words On Birds” column, which ran in the Rocky Mountain News for 16 years. She has also published hundreds of print and web-based articles.
Mary’s most recent book, Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years, published in 2014, is the Park’s centennial history. Mary has taught writing to adults and young people at a variety of venues for more than 25 years and worked with nearly 3000 K-12 students as an artist-in-residence.
In 2012, Mary was awarded a residency in creative writing by the National Park Service and was an Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mary lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.