Stop that surfing!
 Go outdoors!

Well, OK, you're welcome to take a quick look now and then . . .

LarryStonesIowa.com is my attempt to help fellow Iowans (or anyone else who's curious about the Land Between Two Rivers) tune in to the natural heritage of our state. Thus, the first advice: Go outdoors!

But for those times when you're stuck at the computer, maybe we can use the cyber world to pass along a few thoughts, opinions, or photos that make us all want to be outdoors.

Can we help you find an interesting book or photo, trigger a bit of nostalgia, or offer advice on where to find some of Iowa's natural treasures? Let us know!

Like Mother Nature, I sometimes change slowly - so please be patient as this website grows and changes. But don't forget to Listen to the Land!

Latest Book by Larry Stone

Glady Black-The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady
Gladys Black
The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady
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.

$19.00
Iowa Birdlife by Gladys Black


Also available:

Iowa Birdlife by Gladys Black

Gladys Black’s 1992 collection of more than 100 of her favorite – and timeless! - columns from The Des Moines Register.
2012 reprint by the University of Iowa Press.

$19.00

SPECIAL EMAIL OFFER: $35 for both Gladys Black books above

Shipping is free. Email larry@larrystonesiowa.com for details.
Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World

 

Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World
by Larry A. Stone and Jon W. Stravers

A biography of a colorful Iowa character who was Iowa’s foremost naturalist. Coauthor is Jon Stravers. 168 pages (2003)

$15.00

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Paddling Iowa by Nate Hoogeveen

Now back in print:

Paddling Iowa by Nate Hoogeveen
It’s THE definitive guide to exploring Iowa’s rivers and streams.
SPECIAL PRICE - $20
includes tax and shipping
To receive this special price: order Paddling Iowa by email at larry@larrystonesiowa.com.

Listen to the Land by Larry A. Stone


Other Books by Larry Stone

  • Listen to the Land
  • Iowa: Portrait of the Land
  • Whitetail: Treasure, Trophy or Trouble?
    A History of Deer in Iowa


Nature Programs

Larry Stone is a member of the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau. His nature programs are suitable for general adult audiences, especially those with an interest in conservation and the outdoors. Each program is 35-40 minutes, with another 20 minutes or more for questions and discussion. The following programs are available:

  • Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa’s Bird Lady
  • Whitetail: Treasure, Trophy or Trouble? – A History of Deer in Iowa
  • Iowa: Portrait of the Land
  • Floating Through History
  • Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World
  • The Amazement Connection