Nature’s Best Hope: Conservation That Starts In Your Yard

Nature’s Best Hope: Conservation That Starts in Your Yard, with Douglas Tallamy
Wednesday, June 2 at 7 PM via Zoom

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us.  Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth.

The good news is that none of this is inevitable.  Author and professor, Douglas W. Tallamy, will discuss simple steps that each of us can–and must–take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

About Douglas W. Tallamy

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug’s new book, a New York Times Bestseller, Nature’s Best Hope was released by Timber Press in February 2020. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.

This event will be held through the remote conferencing platform, Zoom. Please register online starting May 1st to save your virtual seat!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Reading Public Library and in collaboration with the Lynnfield, Melrose, and Wakefield public libraries.