Author Doug Tallamy to Speak on Native Gardening and Biodiversity July 5

University of Delaware ecologist and entomologist Douglas W. Tallamy will be giving his presentation, “Native Gardening and Biodiversity Matter,” at the Rockport Opera House on Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m.

This event is being co-sponsored by Merryspring in conjunction with Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District, Wild Seed Project, Rockport Garden Club, Boothbay Region Garden Club, Warren Garden Club, and Plants Unlimited. Tickets, at $10 each, will be available soon.

Tallamy’s work focuses on how anybody can increase biodiversity and welcome nature “home” to their backyards by planting native plants. His work as an entomologist and ecologist examines how native plants are key to healthy ecosystems by attracting native insects that will, in turn, bring birds and other wildlife to the home garden.

His book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants has received a reputation as an essential guide to native plant and insect species, with detailed instructions of what to plant for different garden conditions and the wildlife that depend on those plants.

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