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How Our Yards and Gardens are Essential Parts of the Ecosystems Around Us
March 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
In anticipation of spring, The New Canaan Garden Club and the New Canaan Beautification League are pleased to welcome renowned professor and author Doug Tallamy to speak on “Restoring Nature’s Relationships at Home,” March 8 at New Canaan Library.
The public is invited to attend free of charge with coffee served at 9:30 a.m. and the program beginning at 10 a.m. in the Lamb Room at the library.
Tallamy’s talk will focus on how our yards and gardens are essential parts of the ecosystems that sustain us, and what we can do to use our residential landscapes to connect the isolated habitat fragments around us. Much of his research has focused on understanding the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
Doug Tallamy is a professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where has authored 85 research publications. His book, Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. His second book, The Living Landscape, was co-authored with Rick Darke and published in 2014.
Tallamy is 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.
See also this gardening-related talk at Darien Library on Tuesday: