The video of the May 26 talk by Dr. Doug Tallamy on ‘Sustainable Landscape Designs: Nature’s Best Hope’ is now available for viewing. The presentation covers how yard by yard, we can help pollinators by planting the native species that they depend on.

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Join Doug Tallamy for a talk that will reveal how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at preserving the plants and animals that sustain us. Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check and a wakeup call for homeowners to create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them. Learn how native plant communities that sustain food webs, sequester carbon, maintain diverse native bee communities and manage our watersheds, can empower everyone to play a significant role in the future of the natural world.

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 106 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 41 years. He is the author of several books, including his most recent, The Nature of Oaks. In 2021 he co-founded Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari, a 20 million acre network of viable habitats that will provide vital corridors connecting the few natural areas that remain.

This program was co-sponsored by Green Newton, Newton Free Library, Newton Conservators, and Newton Tree Conservancy.