Nature’s Best Hope: Tallamy offers advice on how we can restore biodiversity
Doug Tallamy addresses the need for all of us to participate in restoring our natural world. Global insect declines and 3,000,000,000 fewer birds in North American are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us.
To create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them, we must 1) remove invasives and 2) add native plant communities that sustain food webs, sequester carbon, maintain diverse native been communities and manage our watersheds.
If we do this in half the area now in lawn, we can create Homegrown National Park, a network of viable habitats throughout the US that will provide vital corridors connecting the natural areas that remain. This approach to conservation empowers everyone to play a significant role in the future of the natural world. It is also enormously satisfying and restorative for those who act.
Sunday, February 26
3 pm - Author signing & Wine Reception
4 pm - Tallamy’s Chat
Mt Vernon Unitarian Church, Main Building
1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, VA 22307