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Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady

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by Larry A. Stone and Jon W. Stravers

Gladys Black's newspaper columns and tireless work as an educator showed us the wonders of birds. Her message - whether aimed at kids or bureaucrats - was always the same: protect our birds and our planet. Stone and Stravers share stories from "The Bird Lady," and from admirers and adversaries who made her an Iowa conservation legend.

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