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Author Talk: Doug Tallamy

August 11, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Author Talk: Doug Tallamy

Join author Doug Tallamy in a virtual talk about his book Nature's Best Hope. Tallamy will provide hope by sharing the simple steps each of us can take in the face of the big problems humanity has caused in the natural world. With a million species on the brink of extinction, plummeting insect populations, problematic landscapes, and declining biodiversity -- we, ourselves, are nature's best hope.

Cost: $15 general public, $10 Ford House members

The event takes place online using the Zoom platform.


Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 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 Nature's Best Hope was published 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.

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