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Nature’s Best Hope: A Virtual Presentation by Doug Tallamy, Author of Bringing Nature Home

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom – click here to register. Contact swampscottconservancy@gmail.com if you have a question about the program or registration.

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. The good news is that none of this is inevitable.

Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can – and must – take to reverse declining biodiversity and he will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

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. 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 book, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug’s new book, Nature’s Best Hope, released by Timber Press in February 2020, is a New York Times Best Seller. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.

Bringing Nature Home can be reserved in print at evergreen.noblenet.org, in ebook format at https://noble.overdrive.com/media/355634, or in ebook or e-audiobook on www.hoopladigital.com; The Living Landscape can also be reserved in print or read in ebook format on hoopla; and Nature’s Best Hope can be reserved in print, in ebook format on Overdrive, or it can be borrowed with no wait on hoopla in ebook and e-audiobook format. 

This event is sponsored by the Swampscott Conservancy and Salem Sound Coastwatch with additional support from the Town of Swampscott Conservation Commission, Abbot Public Library, and Swampscott Public Library. Any questions about the program and about registration can be directed to swampscottconservancy@gmail.com.


March 24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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