Doug Tallamy, Professor of Entomology at the University of Delaware; Author, Bringing Nature Home (2007), The Living Landscape (2014), Nature’s Best Hope (2020), and The Nature of Oaks (2021).
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 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 present-day standard of living. The good news is that none of this is inevitable.
Join us as Doug Tallamy discusses how we can create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them. If, together, we can transform half of the area now in lawn, we can create “Homegrown National Park,” a 20-million-acre network of habitat that will provide vital corridors connecting the few natural areas that remain. This approach to conservation empowers us all to play a significant role in the future of the natural world and explains why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.