We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold

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    Birds Fly In

    Enjoy "Birds Fly In When The River Becomes Itself Again" by Leelanau author Kathleen Stocking. Kathleen graciously agreed to allow NMEAC to share her children’s story on our website. While she wrote it to further young peoples' understanding and appreciation of nature, it also is a beautiful story for adults. You are welcome to download a linked file in a PDF version that you can read easily.Birds Fly In by Kathleen Stocking

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