Endangered Lives

By Jean Blish Siers *

I’ve had two very different topics rattling around in my brain this week: endangered species, and American poverty and hunger.

My husband and I recently returned from a week’s vacation, hiking and biking on Assateague Island, which is both a National Wildlife Refuge and a National Seashore. We’re nature nerds and we spent hours every day looking at everything from shore birds to wild horses.

Two species particularly delighted us. Each day, we saw multiple bald eagles, including ...

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