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UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center and Club SOLE to host 'Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady' seminar

February 9, 2011

Ryan Welch, outreach coordinator, UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center, 319-273-3828,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Larry Stone, freelance writer and photographer, will share his stories of Gladys Black and her place among Iowa conservation legends. Stone will speak at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Center for Energy and Environmental Education Auditorium Room 11, at the University of Northern Iowa.

Stone knew and worked with Black during his 25-year career with the Des Moines Register. Stone and coauthor Jon Stravers, have published a new book, "Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady." It's a story not only of Black's work with birds, but of her efforts in outdoor education.

This seminar is part of UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center's Natural Resource Research and Management seminar series. The event is sponsored by Club SOLE and the Tallgrass Prairie Center. For more information, contact Ryan Welch, outreach coordinator for the Tallgrass Prairie Center, at 319-273-3828 or