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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
Throughout the month of May, members of the Barnegat Bay Book Club will have been reading “Nature’s Best Hope” by Doug Tallamy. Join us for our second virtual event as we talk with Doug about his work and his mission to help people understand the value and importance of native plants.
This event will take place in a Zoom meeting on May 28th at 6pm. This event will be recorded and posted to youtube.
You can purchase this book and learn more about the author here: http://www.bringingnaturehome.net
Join the Barnegat Bay Book Club here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1081534-barnegat-bay-book-club
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he 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 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’s new book ‘Nature’s Best Hope’ was published by Timber Press in February 2020. 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.