An oddball birdwatcher thinks that he is the son of Mother Nature, who has fallen ill due to the effects of climate change. Determined to save the planet, he attempts to become a bird-like superhero, but unfortunately he can't fly. In fact, his only power is the ability to make a single measly hail stone fall from the sky. But eventually he learns there are other ways to make a difference.
Hoping to revive a once promising journalism career, a struggling waitress gets the opportunity to manage a newspaper. But the new job requires that she leave her big-city home during the holidays and relocate to the small town of Greenville, where news is scarce and journalism has no rules.
A lonely boy discovers three extraordinary creatures who've been hiding in the wilderness for many years, the remnants of a failed experiment. He befriends and helps them, but once they are introduced into society he begins to lose control.