After children's book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin read an article in the paper about a man who had restored a creek back into a thriving habitat, something about the story struck her.
"It was amazing that the whole ecosystem has restored itself," she says. "How did the frogs, birds, and bugs know to come back? I found it remarkable that the ecosystem could build itself up."
On this Talk of Iowa segment, host Charity Nebbe talks with Martin, whose latest book, Creekfinding: A True Story, was recently published. Nebbe also speaks with the illustrator, Iowa City based artist Claudia McGehee.