Nature’s Best Hope — Video of a recent talk by Doug Tallamy
Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about the role landscapes and gardens have in sustaining critical biodiversity.
The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Doug Tallamy discusses simple steps that each of us can— and must take— to reverse declining biodiversity and to explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
ABOUT DOUG TALLAMY
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. 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.
His groundbreaking book, Bringing Nature Home, was published in 2007 and continues to have national impact; it was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. In 2014, he co-authored The Living Landscape with Rick Darke. His widely respected conservation work and science-based advocacy for native plants continue to be recognized nationally, earning him numerous awards.
Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Grow Native Massachusetts inspires people to action across the Commonwealth, on behalf of native plants and the diversity of life they support.