Salisbury Forum spring lecture by Doug Tallamy

The program will occur at the Hotchkiss School Auditorium on May 12, 7:30 PM.
Doug Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, describes the role of native plants at the base of the food web, which supports a spectrum of insects and in turn the complexity of bird life, and the many wildlife interactions above and beyond. This is contrasted with diminished interactive diversity where invasive plants have displaced natives.

Dr. Tallamy is Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is the award-winning author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape, and is a prolific writer and engaging speaker. His books will be available after the lecture.

Inspired by the Tallamy talk, the Salisbury Association Land Trust is developing an exhibition entitled “Going Native” which will be on display at the Salisbury Association, opening May 6, 4:30-6 PM and be on view through the summer.

In addition, two invasive field workshops will occur on Saturday May 20, one at the HVRHS Invasive Management Area, North Campus, in Falls Village, from 9:30-11:30 AM, the other, during the afternoon at Sharon Land Trust’s Mary Moore Preserve, 24 Williams Road, Sharon, 1-3 PM. Invasive plant managers will be present at both sites, describing the processes at work in nature and various methods for the safe and effective control of invasives in large landscapes and in backyards.

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