Doug Tallamy presents “Nature’s Best Hope”
Presentation 6 p.m.; Book signing, 5 -6 p.m., 7-8 p.m.
Tulsa-Doug Tallamy, acclaimed author of several books about native plants and their impact on the environment will be speaking at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4 in Jenks at the Jenks High School Building #6 Auditorium, 205 E B Street, in Jenks, OK.
A hero to native plant enthusiasts, Tallamy is professor and chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. His book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants won the Silver Medal from the Garden Writer’s Association and is credited with changing how many gardeners view their landscape and plant choices. His book Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners can become conservationists by creating wildlife corridors. He recently authored The Nature of Oaks which examines the rich web of life dependent on oak trees.
Tallamy writes,” You have probably never thought of your property as a wildlife preserve representing the last chance we have to sustain plants and animals that were once common throughout the US. But that is exactly the role our suburban and urban landscapes are now playing- and will play even more in the near future.”
Books will be available for purchase and signing an hour before and an hour after the event. Admission is free and is sponsored by The Oklahoma Native Plant Society, the Tulsa Audubon Society, the University of Central Oklahoma, and WildCare Oklahoma. At 2:00 p.m. on February 5 Dr. Tallamy will be speaking in the OKC area at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. For more information go to the Oklahoma Native Plant Society website; oknativeplants.org, the Oklahoma Native Plant Society Facebook page, tulsaaudubon.org, wildcareoklahoma.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.