Conversation with Doug Tallamy

On February 7, 2021 RIWPS member Anne Raver hosted a discussion with entomologist Doug Tallamy which included questions from RIWPS members.  Doug Tallamy, has spent years studying the relationship between plants and the insects they support. He is passionate about how to create biodiverse habitats in as many places as possible, including ones own landscape.

Additional Recomendation: Homegrown National Park promotes the work of Tallamy.  Find  a wealth of videos and articles by Tallamy.  Learn about this grass route movement to restore biodiversity and ecosystem functioning by planting natives and creating new ecological networks.  

Nature’s Best Hope

In summer of 2020 Doug Tallamy was scheduled to deliver this talk for RIWPS  in cooperation with the Warren Land Commission Trust. Doug has generously shared a video of a recent presentation. 

Doug Tallamy talks about his newest publication, Nature’s Best Hope. 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 current standard of living on planet Earth.

The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Tallamy, author of the acclaimed Bringing Nature Home, in this online talk discusses  simple steps that each of us can—and must—take to reverse declining biodiversity and explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

Additional Recommendation: Book Review – WildforaRI Spring 2020 by Anne Raver


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