MNPS Montgomery Chapter Meeting: "Bringing Nature Home - The Importance of Conserving and Planting Native for Biodiversity"

  • 09/28/2010
  • 7:30 PM
  • White Oak Library

Speaker: (via DVD) Dr. Doug Tallamy, Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, author of Bringing Nature Home

Many of us have heard acclaimed scientist and speaker, Doug Tallamy, speak in person, and we're delighted to share this professionally produced DVD, provided courtesy of the Florida Native Plant Society. With as many as 33,000 species imperiled in the US, we must change our approach to landscaping if we hope to share spaces with other living things. Native plants will play a key role in the restoration of our landscapes because only natives provide the coevolved relationships required by animals. By supporting a diversity of insect herbivores, native plants provide food for a large and healthy community of natural enemies that keep herbivores in balance and our gardens aesthetically pleasing. Gardening in our crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore.

Following the presentation, attendees will be encouraged to share their thoughts.

Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room

Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store. Directions and map.

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.

The meeting is open to non-members.

Registration is not required.

Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.

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