Thursday, June 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.: Homegrown National Park. with Doug Tallamy: We hope you will join us for our monthly program this Thursday. It’s a video recorded from a recent presentation to the Sea and Sage Audubon Society (Orange County). Our parks, preserves, and remaining wildlands – no matter how grand in scale – are too small and separated from one another to sustain the native trees, plants, insects and animals on which our ecosystems depend. We can fix this problem by practicing conservation outside of wildlands. Thus, the concept for Homegrown National Park: a national challenge to create diverse ecosystems in our yards, communities, and surrounding lands by reducing lawn, planting native, and removing invasives. The goal of HNP is to create a national movement to restore 20 million acres with natives, an area representing ½ of what is now in lawn. We are at a critical point where we are losing so many native plant and animal species that our natural life support is in jeopardy. If many people make small changes, we can restore healthy ecological networks and weather the changes ahead.
Doug Tallamy is the renowned professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. While he has written many scientific papers, he is most known for his series of books including Bringing Nature Home and Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard, that advocate for planting native species in gardens and other spaces that have been impacted by urbanization, to offset habitat fragmentation.
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