6/27, Monday 7:00 pm
“Incredible!” “Life-changing!” “Fascinating and important!” These are some of the comments heard from people who have attended presentations by Doug Tallamy. And now we all can hear him speak at the beautiful Ogunquit Playhouse on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Suggested donation $5.
Tallamy’s talk is entitled: Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home. He will take us on an in-depth journey into how native plants sustain the local food web, and what we can do to make our landscapes into living ecosystems once again. Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. It is specialized relationships that provide our birds with insects and berries, that disperse our bloodroot seeds, that pollinate our goldenrod, and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. You will come away motivated to become part of the solution by planting native plants and gardening for wildlife!
“…Douglas Tallamy presents a powerful and compelling illustration of how the choices we make as gardeners can profoundly impact the diversity of life in our yards, towns and on our planet.” -William Cullina, Executive Director, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden
Doug Tallamy’s groundbreaking book Bringing Nature Home was awarded the Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association, and he recently co-authored The Living Landscape with Rick Darke. Doug is a Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Biology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught for 34 years.
Sponsors: Ogunquit Marginal Way Committee, Great Works Regional Land Trust, Marginal Way Preservation Fund, Mt. Agamenticus to the Sea Conservation Initiative, Ogunquit Conservation Commission, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, York County Audubon, York County Master Gardener Association, York Land Trust and the Ogunquit Playhouse.