Chances are most people have never thought of their gardens or their yards as habitats that represent the last chance we have for sustaining plants, insects and animals that were once common throughout the United States. But that is exactly the role our home and community landscapes should be playing, and will need to play even more critically in the near future.
If we are to preserve other forms of life and the role they play in human sustenance, we must change the way we landscape our yards. Find out more about:
- the many insects such as caterpillars and butterflies that evolved together with native plants;
- how these insects perform the crucial task of transferring the sun’s energy up the food web to other creatures, including us;
- why our vast lawns and non-native ornamental plants do not provide appropriate habitat for them to survive successfully;
- how to help maintain the food web – the network of life.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Tallmy whose work includes “Bringing Nature Home,” “Nature’s Best Hope,” and his most recent book “The Nature of Oaks – The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear and interact with Dr. Tallamy, along with other speakers, exhibitors, and vendors throughout the day.