A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World
Thursday, October 27: 7-8:15pm
Doug Tallamy, T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He is the author of numerous publications and books on understanding the ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His books include Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope and The Nature of Oaks. Doug’s Homegrown National Park initiative is transforming how we think and act on maintaining biodiversity in our world.
Join Doug Tallamy as he shares how we can all make a difference. A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk rely on insects. Insects have already declined 45% since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with life; landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.
New Hampshire Audubon Pollinator Speaker Series: Celebrating and Engaging in Pollinator Conservation
Join New Hampshire Audubon for our 2022 Pollinator Webinar series as we celebrate Pollinator Conservation.
This series seeks to inspire involvement and engagement in pollinator conservation through close focus programs that will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of pollinators and the plants they depend on. Programs are free to the public, streamed via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live. Presentations are supported by a grant from the Benjamin and Gertrude Couch Trusts.