Doug Tallamy, the visionary conservationist and entomologist, joins us virtually to discuss his upcoming book, THE NATURE OF OAKS.
About this Event
Hosted virtually this month by Lee Smith from Mount Pleasant Library, we gladly welcome Doug Tallamy to join us and discuss his upcoming book, The Nature of Oaks on Monday, June 14th at 6PM. It’s “an affectionate yet scientifically rich look” (Kirkus) at one of the ancient cornerstones of ecosystems throughout the United States—the oak tree. The Nature of Oaks will be available in our catalog upon its release in April. In the meantime, check out his previous titles, Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope.
Thank you to the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library for sponsoring this event!
Place a hold on The Nature of Oaks in the library catalog.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught courses in insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, humans and nature, and insect ecology. 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 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. It was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, outlines a grassroots approach to conservation. He has won the Garden Club of America Medal for Conservation and the 2018 American Horticultural Society Communication Award.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In The Nature of Oaks, Doug Tallamy turns his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—oak trees. Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders of nature. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and spring into action to help nurture and protect them.
Do you have a question about the event? Contact the co-organizers of PCL READS: Amy Rosa, or Lee Smith, .