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"Bringing Nature Home" presentation

12 Dec 2012

Doug Tallamy, Ph. D., author of the book “Bringing Nature Home: How We Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants,” will speak on that topic Dec. 12 at Warren Wilson College. His presentation, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center. For more information call 777-5813.

Because our yards and gardens are part of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, Tallamy says it is essential that we keep them in working order. In his talk he will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes; emphasize the benefits of designing gardens with these roles in mind; and explore the consequences of failing to do so.

Tallamy is professor and chair of the entomology/wildlife ecology department at the University of Delaware and the author of more than 65 research articles. His primary research interest is better understanding of the ways insects interact with plants and how those interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. Tallamy’s recent research has focused on the behavioral ecology of insects and plant-insect interactions, specifically the impact of alien plants on native ecosystems.