Larry Stone’s passion for Iowa’s outdoors took root in the creeks and woods on the southern Iowa farm where he grew up. He has explored the state for 50 years, including 25 years as outdoor writer/photographer for the Des Moines Register. He has written five books, and his work has appeared in a number of conservation magazines. He is a member of the Clayton County Conservation Board. Now semi-retired, Larry still roams Iowa doing occasional freelance writing, photography, and public speaking.
Larry’s wife, Margaret, shares his love of the land. The Stones manage woodlands, prairies, and wildlife on their farm in the hills along the Turkey River near Elkader. They have a grown son and daughter, Andy and Emily, and four grandchildren who are steeped in the family’s outdoor heritage.