Join Sag Moraine with this free webinar on Restoring the Little Things that Run the World
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He is an esteemed author and speaker. His books Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope, and The Nature of Oaks are changing the way people everywhere view their home landscapes. Doug’s grassroots movement, Homegrown National Park, is a call to action to create habitat and restore our ecosystem right in our own back yard.
A GUIDE TO RESTORING THE LITTLE THINGS THAT RUN THE WORLD
A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk rely on insects. Insects have already declined 45% since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with life; landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.
“In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they are pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water.”