Baltimore / Martin, MD
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Guilford Garden Club
with Community Projects Partners
Friends School of Baltimore
Lake Roland Nature Council
Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. It is specialized relationships that provide our birds with insects and berries, that disperse our bloodroot seeds, that pollinate our goldenrod, and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere.
Tallamy will explain why this is so, why specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of the local food webs that support animal diversity, why our yards and gardens are essential parts of the ecosystems that sustain us, how we can use our residential landscapes to connect the isolated habitat fragments around us. It is time to create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than destroy them.
Doug Tallamy, professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at University of Delaware for 36 years, seeks to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.
Author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens and co-author with Rick Darke of The Living Landscape, Doug is also a regular columnist for Garden Design Magazine. His awards include the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence.
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