Bringing Nature Home
Presented by Doug Tallamy
Yards and gardens are essential parts of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around them, so it is essential to keep them in working order. Doug Tallamy, in partnership with Trees Atlanta, discusses the important ecological roles of the plants, emphasizes the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explores the the consequences of failing to do so. Managing landscapes in this crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities.
Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. He has written more than 65 research articles and taught insect taxonomy and behavioral ecology. Learn more about how oak trees protect the environment as Tallamy presents a second lecture, Let It Be Oak, on September 17 at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.
The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation. Admission is free and no reservations are required.