Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tallamy Native Plant Landscapes to Promote Healthier Ecosystems

April 13, 2010: Dr. Doug Tallamy of the University of Delaware addressed the Capitol Hill Garden Club on the need to re-introduce native plants into residential neighborhoods and subdivisions to preserve native wildlife and promote healthier ecosystems for human habitation. Dr. Tallamy shared his research into insect and bird life on native plants as compared with non-native plants often championed by commercial landscapers and horticultural interests.

His list of suggested native plants for the Mid-Atlantic can be found here. Other sources for native plants by region are here and here.

Following the talk, he autographed his book Bringing Nature Home--How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.

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