Land Trust and library host conservation author in virtual discussion

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The Granby Land Trust and Granby Public Library will host best-selling author Douglas W. Tallamy on Monday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., for a virtual discussion of his book, Nature’s Best Hope.

Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives.

In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.

Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 80 research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for 32 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.

Here’s what the experts have to say about Doug Tallamy and Nature’s Best Hope:

“Doug Tallamy lays out all you need to know to participate in one of the great conservation projects of our time. Read it and get started!”—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction

“Your yard can provide the margin to keep species alive. Mow less, think more.”—Bill McKibben, author of Falter

If you are concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature’s Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife—and the planet—for future generations.

To register for this virtual event, go to the Granby Public Library website or call the library at 860-653-5275.