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May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Nature’s Best Hope (Online)

Nature's Best Hope photo courtesy of Doug Tallamy

This program takes place online Thursday, May 13

With three billion fewer birds in North America than in 1970 and the impending extinction of one million species of insects worldwide, we need to acknowledge that our current landscape designs do not sustain the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses in biodiversity cannot continue if we wish to maintain our current standard of living on Planet Earth. Tallamy presents simple steps that each of us can — and must — take to reverse this untenable situation and explains why we, each of us, are nature’s best hope.

About the Instructor:

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has conducted research to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. Author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens (2007) and co-author of The Living Landscape (2014), his new book, Nature’s Best Hope, is a 2020 New York Times Best Seller. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.

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