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A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World with Doug Tallamy

February 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
February 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a virtual talk with professor of Entomology and Wildlife Biology at the University of Delaware, Doug Tallamy.

*We have reached Zoom registration capacity for this event. We will be live-streaming this event on Facebook for anyone who would like to attend. Please check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/mountauburncemetery*

A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk rely on insects. Insects have already declined 45% since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with life; landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.

Doug Tallamy is a Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Biology at the University of Delaware. His groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home, was published in 2007 and continues to have national impact. Among many awards, it was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. In 2014, he co-authored The Living Landscape with Rick Darke. His newest book, Nature’s Best Hope, was released in 2020. Dr. Tallamy has authored or co-authored more than 80 research papers, and his conservation work and science-based advocacy for native plants has earned him international acclaim.

Donors of $250 and higher will be invited to continue the conversation from 5:00 to 5:30pm via a separate link to be emailed.

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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