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May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


The Nature of Oaks

View looking up at a tall oak tree with green leaves in the sky
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Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.
A short reception and book signing will follow in the conservatory. Books will be available for purchase or you may bring your own copy.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Thursday, May 12

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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