Monday, June 8, 2015

Doug Tallamy speaks in Columbus, June 14

Doug Tallamy (left) and your blogger pose with some heavy artillery in Michigan's jack pine country back on May 30. Doug and his buddy John McIntyre came up for a few days prior to my Nettie Bay Lodge tour, and it was my pleasure to show them some of the wonders of northern Michigan.

Tallamy is quite the photographer, and if you can make his upcoming talk you'll be able to marvel over some of his handiwork. Doug will be at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center at 505 W. Whittier Street in Columbus next Sunday, June 14. The show starts at 7 pm, and you won't want to miss it. Read Doug's recent op-ed in the New York Times RIGHT HERE.

This is Doug's magnum opus, and it is a work of genius. He clearly, logically, and simply puts forth the role that native flora play in the landscape, and how the homeowner can utilize native plants effectively. Most of our native insects are intimately tied to native plants, and those bugs go on to provide fuel for higher beasts such as birds. I imagine that they'll have Bringing Nature Home available at the presentation, but CLICK HERE for another option.

I've heard Doug speak on numerous occasions and it is ALWAYS a treat. In my view, he is one of the top speakers on the natural history circuit, anywhere. I would HIGHLY recommend this program.

CLICK HERE for the details.


Diana said...

Just heard him at Millersville Native Plant Conference last week and he was awesome as always!

Auralee said...

His talk was terrific. I hope it inspires everyone who was there to become ambassadors. I try to bring up the subject of the importance of native plants to wildlife with friends, co-workers and neighbors whenever possible.