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Natures Best Hope: A Webinar with Doug Tallamy

Natures Best Hope: A Webinar with Doug Tallamy

May 14th, 2024, 5:00 –6:30 p.m.

Join acclaimed ecologist Doug Tallamy in a transformative webinar on his book “Nature’s Best Hope.” Recent headlines highlight alarming declines in global insect populations and three billion fewer birds in North America, signaling a need for a shift in our landscape designs. Tallamy offers hope by emphasizing that these losses are not inevitable. Discover the power of selecting the right plants to address the biodiversity and climate crises. Tallamy will outline simple steps we can take to reverse decline and shift our relationship with nature. Register now for a sustainable and biodiverse future.  

Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 112 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 43 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. His books include Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, Nature’s Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, The Nature of Oaks, winner of the American Horticultural Society’s 2022 book award. In 2021 he cofounded Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari ( His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Allegheny College, Ecoforesters, The Garden Club of America and The American Horticultural Association. 



  •  $15 General Admission
  •  $12 Member 

What you'll learn:

Ecological Crisis Overview: 

  • Understand the alarming declines in global insect populations and bird numbers. 
  • Explore the impact of these declines on biodiversity and climate. 

Landscape Design for Change: 

  • Learn the critical role of landscape designs in ecological health. 
  • Recognize the need for a paradigm shift in landscape planning. 

Plant Power for Biodiversity: 

  • Discover how selecting the right plants can address biodiversity and climate crises. 

Actionable Steps for Reversing the Crisis: 

  • Gain insights into simple steps to contribute to the reversal of ecological decline. 
  • Empower yourself with knowledge for a sustainable and biodiverse future.