Earth Matters: Virtual Winter Speaker Series
Earth Matters, our Virtual Winter Speaker Series is in full swing! We’re bringing you a new topic and expert each month from November through April on the Zoom platform. Sessions run from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month and will focus on a wide variety of ecological topics.
This month we welcome Doug Tallamy on December 1st at 6 pm:
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 will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
Doug Tallamy is an American entomologist, ecologist and conservationist, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and has written and co-authored several books including: Bringing Nature Home, Natures Best Hope, and The Living landscape.
There is no fee for this virtual series. Registration is open now for Doug Tallamy and “Nature’s Best Hope.” Registration for other sessions will open soon.
January 5*: Heather Holm: Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
February 2: Becca Rodomsky-Bish: The Challenges Birds Face and How Our Yards Can Help
March 2: Joyce Tomaselli: Controlling Invasive Plants in Managed Landscapes and Beyond
April 6*: Margaret Roach, Nonstop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days
*At the request of the speaker, starred webinars will NOT be recorded and will be unavailable for future viewing.
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