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Songs and Stories
     February 19, 2019      #34-50 SsK

Looking Back: Hunters and harvesters drawn to

By Jack Klasey

Editor’s note:
 This is the second in a four-part series about the Grand Kankakee Marsh. The next parts will appear during the remaining weekends in February.

“And the birds were everywhere, a darkening cloud, jostling each other in mid-air or settling in the reeds for a brief stay and then rising again in mad haste, teal and plump little butter-balls and mallards and swift spirit ducks and wild geese and an occasional swan and bitterns and herons and cranes sailing on ponderous wings; and now and then, a resplendent throng of snowy egret and hawks of every size and species and the osprey and ...

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