Learn more about gardening and the landscape of the Upper Valley at this monthly series, featuring a new topic each month.
Hanover Garden Club: Nature’s Best Hope
Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. Doug 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.
Dr. 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 104 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. His book, Bringing Nature Home, was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. Nature’s Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, was released in February 2020, and his latest book, The Nature of Oaks, was released in March 2021.
Participants may join in-person or virtually via Zoom.