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It’s For the Birds

Elizabeth E. Rowley Lecture
Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology & Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware
Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.

Landscaping in our crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore. 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 save our feathered friends, we cannot view plants simply as ornaments, but must consider all of their roles when selecting them for our landscapes. Doug Tallamy, the author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, will discuss what birds need form our landscapes to breed successfully, and the important roles native plants play in maintaining food webs vital to birds’ survival. His talk will emphasize the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so.

Date/time: Wednesday, November 2; 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Statler Hall Auditorium, Cornell University