UD Botanic Gardens Presents: 'Let's Talk About Birds & Bees' Part 2, The Birds

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Join the UD Botanic Gardens and Dr. Doug Tallamy for an enlightening talk on the state of birds in our changing environment, on Tuesday, February 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in The Commons, Townsend Hall, on UD's South Campus. The lecture costs $20 for UDBG Friends and $25 for nonmembers.


Recent headlines and studies of global insect declines, 1 million species threatened with extinction, and 3 billion fewer North American birds, leave many people concerned. Let’s explore what WE can do in our own backyards to make a positive difference, from choosing native plants to understanding the importance of insects in the landscape.


Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for 36 years. 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 book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published in 2007 and was awarded the 2009 silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. Tallamy awards include: the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence in 2013 and the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award.The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014. Doug’s new book Nature’s Best Hope will be available February 2020.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Townsend Hall, The Commons
Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community, Lectures and Programs



Plant & Soil Science, Entomology & Wildlife Ecology



$20 for UDBG Friends; $25 for nonmembers

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