I keep hearing good things about Doug Tallamy’s new book, “Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” (Timber Press, Nov. 2007).
Tallamy, a professor at the University of Delaware, will be the keynote speaker at an environmental symposium tomorrow night (Tuesday, March 11) at the Greenwich, Conn., public library. It starts at 6:30 pm.
Here’s a link to amazon.com with info on the author and a few reviews.
And a link to the Native Plant Center Web site, with a review by Carolyn Summers on Page 2 of the February newsletter.
Go here for directions to the library, which is at 101 W. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich.
Here’s info on the evening from the Westchester and Fairfield Horticultural Society’s Web site.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library
NATURE AT HOME IN YOUR GARDEN:
SUBURBAN LANDSCAPES TO HELP THE PLANET
Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D., Entomologist
Renowned expert on insect-plant interactions and ecology
â€œBringing Nature Home: How Native Plants
Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardensâ€
Introductory Talk and Update by
Barry Boyd, M.D., Oncologist
â€œThe Dangers Pesticides Pose to Human Healthâ€
Free Admission to Lecture and Exhibits
Westchester Fairfield Horticultural Society
Garden Education Center
Greenwich Conservation Commission
Greenwich Land Trust
Greenwich Tree Conservancy
And info from the Garden Education Center of Greenwich’s Web site:
“What role do insects, plants and biodiversity play in our lives as gardeners and humans? What is a sustainable suburban ecosystem and why do we need it? With nearly 1,000 species of plants and animals already lost, threatened or endangered in the Mid-Atlantic States, it is clear that we need to change our approach to landscaping in order to create homes and food for our biodiversity. Come to hear Professor Tallamy from the University of Delaware. Dr. Barry Boyd from Greenwich Hospital will give a brief introduction to the symposium on the environment and human health. Donâ€™t miss this wonderful program cosponsored with Audubon Greenwich and the Town of Greenwich.”