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Nature's Best Hope - Conservation That Starts in Your Yard


On Friday, October 27 at 7pm ET, join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for an evening with renowned entomologist, ecologist, and best-selling author Doug Tallamy. He will discuss how we can create home landscapes that enhance local ecosystems, rather than degrade them – to serve as sustaining refuges for native plants and animals.

Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened many to how, “everyone with access to a patch of Earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity by simply choosing native plants.” Nature’s Best Hope is the next step in his vision for grassroots conservation. In it, Tallamy provides practical, effective, and achievable suggestions for how yards can be transformed into conservation corridors. Through individual action, he urges us to become part of the solution by shrinking lawns, planting natives, restoring beneficial insects, and creating connectivity.

Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He holds a PhD in Entomology from the University of Maryland. One of his key research goals is understanding the many ways insects interact with plants, and how these interactions shape wildlife diversity. Tallamy’s research has been covered widely by major media, including NPR, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He also runs the Homegrown National Park network.

Free and open to all, this program is co-sponsored by the Millbrook Garden Club. Registration via Eventbrite is required; there are separate signups for virtual and in-person attendance. The in-person event will be held at our Lovejoy Auditorium in Millbrook, NY. Merritt Bookstore will be offering books for purchase in the auditorium lobby.

The in-person event is at capacity. Livestream tickets are still available.

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