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“Nature’s Best Hope” With Dr. Doug Tallamy
February 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This program is the first in Kestrel’s 2022 Ecological Solutions for Climate Change Speaker Series.
Everyone has a significant role to play in the future of the natural world. Join Dr. Doug Tallamy to learn about an approach to conservation that starts in your own yard. On Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time), Dr. Tallamy will give a 60-minute online presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Bring your curiosity and questions!
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.
To create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them, we can encourage native plant communities that sustain food webs, sequester carbon, support native bees, and protect our watersheds. If we do this in half of the area now in lawn, Dr. Tallamy says, we could create Homegrown National Park, a 20-million acre network of viable habitats providing vital corridors connecting natural areas. This approach to conservation empowers everyone to get involved in sustaining our natural world.
Dr. Doug Tallamy is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. The author of several books, including Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard, and dozens of research articles, he eloquently makes both the connection between insects, plants, and animals (including us!) and the case for our role in keeping these connections intact.
This event is presented with the support of the Gardener’s Supply Company – Hadley, MA
Registration is required, and the event fee is $15 minimum.