How this birder carries on his family’s legacy

Drew Lanham and John Lane

“I saw my father in large part through the land, and I saw the land as my father’s heart.”

Growing up on his family farm in South Carolina, Drew Lanham loved to watch the birds that would come to visit. He saw the land as a part of his father, who watched over the farm for his entire life. When his father passed away and the land was clear cut, it felt like losing his father twice. Drew remembers how he left that life behind, and then found his way back.

Presented as part of the all-new StoryCorps animation season “This Land,” stories to transport you across America.

Listen to Drew and John’s original StoryCorps interview.

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