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Community Event with author/entomologist Doug Tallamy

Sunday, September 24th, 2017, 2:00 PM
Location: Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Washington, Virginia

Making Insects: A guide to restoring the little things that run the world

Come to this free community event in Rappahannock to hear from renowned author Doug Tallamy. Tallamy's books include Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, as well as The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke. 

"The typical garden might hold weeping cherries and rhododendrons, lilacs and crape myrtles. That is beautiful, perhaps, but it's a barren wasteland to native insects and thus birds." 
~New York Times Review of Bringing Nature Home


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Insect populations have declined 45% globally 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 build 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.

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 87 research publications and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, Insect Ecology, and other courses for 36 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: HHow You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug is also a regular columnist for garden Design magazine. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence.

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Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay Street, Washington, Virginia

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