Doug Tallamy - Nature's Best Hope

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
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ISU Linn County Extension Master Gardeners and the Monarch Research Station are so happy to host this incredible opportunity. The event will be held at the Event Center at the Monarch Research Station in Marion. Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 106 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 41 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.

Doug's book Bringing Nature Home was published in 2007; The Living Landscape was published in 2014; Nature's Best Hope, a New York Times bestseller, was released in February 2020; and his latest book, The Nature of Oaks, was released in March 2021. His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon Society, The National Wildlife Federation, Western Carolina University, The Garden Club of America, and The American Horticultural Association. Doug lives with his wife, Cindy, on their restored property in Oxford, PA.

Recent headlines are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

Doug will also have some of his books available to buy and will sign copies of his books that you own as well!

This event is free, but seating is limited so register now! Door prizes too! After the presentation you'll be able to tour the beautiful grounds of the Monarch Research Station.