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Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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April 4


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Arboretum Reads Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy

ONSITE | Two Sessions: Thursday, April 4 & 18, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Douglas W. Tallamy’s 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. His solution? Plant more natives. Another of Tallamy’s books, The Nature of Oaks, looked at the same issues in connection with one keystone species increasingly more imperiled in our urban canopies: the oak, a powerhouse of the plant kingdom that supports more life forms and interactions than any other tree genus in North America. In Nature’s Best Hope, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation, showing how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Arboretum environmental educator Libby Oswalt leads this drop-in reading circle in person at the Arboretum over two sessions. Bring your questions and comments, and then let’s discuss your plans for putting Tallamy’s recommendations to work in your own landscapes and communities!

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/