It's For the Birds: Lecture by Doug Tallamy on November 2
Many bird populations in the U.S. are in steep decline, in part because our gardens and managed landscapes occupy more space than natural areas and we have not designed them with birds in mind. To do that we can no longer view plants only as ornaments but must consider all of their roles when selecting them for our landscapes. Tallamy will discuss what birds need form our landscapes to breed successfully, the important roles native plants play in maintaining food webs vital to birds, emphasize the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so. Landscaping in this crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Tallamy take part in our lecture series,” stated Sonja Skelly director of education at Cornell Plantations. “Professor Tallamy is not only a wonderful speaker, but his message is an important one – as gardeners we have a vital role to play in the health of bird populations and in our own food web. Bird lovers and plant lovers alike will not be disappointed, Dr. Tallamy offers hope and solutions that can easily be accomplished in our own backyards. ”
Doug Tallamy is the author of “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants” published by Powell’s Books and available on Amazon.com. Tallamy is Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.
Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture
It's For the Birds
Date/time: Wednesday, November 2; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University
Parking: Free parking in Hoy Road Parking Garage
The Cornell Store will be selling books by the author at the lecture. Books are also available at Plantations' Garden Gift Shop.
Click here for the 2016 Fall Lecture Series lineup.