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Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W Tallamy

Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W Tallamy

Bringing Nature Home by Douglas W Tallamy

Douglas W. Tallamy is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Natures Best Hope. His book Bringing Nature Home won a silver medal from the Garden Writers Association. He is professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, where he has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other subjects. 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.

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Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 39 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 awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug's new book Nature's Best Hope will be available February 2020. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, and the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.I heard about this book on The Green File podcast with Mark & Ben Cullen. I was surprised at how much they raved about this book and now I know why. It's now so obvious that we all need to plant native plants in order for our ecosystem to survive. Until I read the book, I though a perfect leaf was a thing of beauty and one chewed by insects was less attractive - I had it 100% backwards. This book has opened my eyes to the risks of bringing in non-native species and the importance of cultivating local species; the author Doug Tallamy did so without being preachy or overly technical. It's a must read for every gardener or homeowner.

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals.As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. (Source: www.barnesandnoble.com)

 

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