“A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World” was originally broadcast live on May 4. View the recording above.
A free webinar with author and researcher Doug Tallamy at 2 p.m. May 4 will kick off the Florida Wildflower Foundation’s celebration of National Wildflower Week.
Dr. Tallamy, author of the popular book, Bringing Nature Home, is nationally renowned as an advocate for restoring landscapes with native plants. As he’ll point out in this compelling webinar, “A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World,” we must bring native plants to our landscapes to preserve the biodiversity upon which our own health and well-being depends.
As a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, Dr. Tallamy has authored 95 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 40 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: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, published by Timber Press in 2007, 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 was published by Timber Press in February.
Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence, the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.