may - mai, 2021

25may7:30 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventNature’s Best Hope – online presentation by Doug Tallamy2021 Feature Presentation7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Organized By: Ottawa Horticultural Society

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Don’t miss the OHS’s featured speaker for 2021, Doug Tallamy!

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in
North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our
current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals
that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue
our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that
none of this is inevitable.

Professor and author Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can –
and must – take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why
we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife
Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104
research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40
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 by Timber
Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden
Writers’ Association. “The Living Landscape”, co-authored with Rick
Darke, was published in 2014.

Doug’s new book “Nature’s Best Hope”, released by Timber Press in February 2020, is a New York Times Best
Seller. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas
Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, the
2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott
Scientific Writing Award.

Photo provided by the speaker.

This presentation will be a free Webinar. There is no registration required.
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How to view the presentation:

To join the presentation, please click on the YouTube link to go to the
OHS YouTube Channel. To simply watch the presentation there is nothing
else you need to do. The presentation will also be recorded and
available at this link afterwards. The easiest way to find the channel
is using the link; if you are on YouTube and do a search please use
Ottawa Horticultural Society (we aren’t the only ones that use OHS as an

Starting the video:
Once you are on the site, you must click on the rectangle of the video to
start watching. Until 7:30 you will see a screen that says the
presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., so please be patient.


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