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Children’s Book Reading: Ebony Bear with Local Author Margaret DiBenedetto

Join us as local author Margaret DiBenedetto reads her children’s book Ebony Bear: A Nurturing Ursine Learns a Lesson on Saturday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m.!

Ebony Bear is the first in a series of wildlife books by DiBenedetto. Within its pages, readers will meet a black bear and new mother of three cubs, and take a peek at their adventures as they learn to share the world with humans.

“Enchanting!” “I love how she tells the story, very engaging, and weaves into it lessons for the bears and for people too. The world needs this series . . .”
— Leslie T. Sharpe, author of The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills


Author Margaret DiBenedetto is an environmentalist who has spent decades observing and working with wildlife and studying golden and bald eagles in New York State. She grew up on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains where she still lives with her husband and two very loud dogs. Her hobbies include snorkeling, baking lasagna for her family, and native gardening (for the birds). Wandering the fields, streams, and forests in her childhood made her a biologist; she earned a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University where she also studied Creative Writing with Texas Poet Laureate Dr. Paul Ruffin. She has served on the Board of Writers in the Mountains, and is currently a Trustee for the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. DiBenedetto is a contributor to the Andes Gazette and a past editor/contributor to The Times of Halcott.





Oct 08 2022


11:30 am - 12:30 pm