Larry Stone will show slides and talk about his book Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa’s Bird Lady, co-written with Jon Stravers. Gladys Black (1909-1998) is legendary among Iowa bird watchers and environmentalists for her message: protect our birds and their environment. Called “the Rachel Carson of Iowa,” Black educated and influenced bird watchers, politicians, scientists, and children alike. One of many influenced by Black, Stone was an outdoor writer/photographer for the Des Moines Register for 25 years and is now a freelance nature writer and photographer. He serves on the Clayton County Conservation Board.
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