Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
at 6:00pm CT
Explore why our parks, preserves, and remaining wild land, no matter how vast, are not enough to sustain our ecosystems. Learn about the importance of private lands and how a collective effort by landowners, managers, and civilians is crucial. Discover how small steps, such as reducing lawns, planting natives, and removing invasives, can contribute to the restoration of 20 million acres, equivalent to half of our current lawn area. Be part of this national movement for a healthier environment.
The Illinois Monarch Project and Sag Moraine Native Plant Community are teaming up to create “Partnerships for Pollinators”, a series of events in 2024 to promote monarch conservation efforts in Illinois. Our shared mission: to preserve habitats, plant native species, and ensure a thriving future for monarch butterflies and pollinators.
“Partnerships for Pollinators” will host a series of webinars, engaging videos, social media outreach and events tailored to various age groups ensuring that everyone, from kids to adults, can access valuable information and engage in meaningful actions to protect pollinators.
About Doug Tallamy
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. 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 was published by Timber Press in 2007, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014; Nature’s Best Hope, a New York Times bestseller, was released in February 2020, and his latest book, The Nature of Oaks, was released in March 2021. His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Western Carolina University, The Garden Club of America, and The American Horticultural Association. Doug lives with his wife, Cindy, on their restored property in Oxford, PA.
Sag Moraine Native Plant Community is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to advocate for and educate about native plants and their importance in healing our ecosystem. Sag Moraine is active throughout many communities providing education and creating awareness about native plants. For more information, please look through this website or visit us on social media.