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Creating Living Landscapes

Creating Living Landscapes

Date & Time
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noted Ecologist and Author to Speak at Heartland Community College

Douglas Tallamy, noted ecologist and author, will speak in the Astroth Auditorium (in the Astroth Community Education Center) at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL, Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 pm. His presentation, “Creating Living Landscapes,” will focus on how we can restore the full, dynamic vibrancy of nature to our gardens and public spaces. Dr. Tallamy’s talk is sponsored by Illinois Prairie Wild Ones, and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Tallamy is a Professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He is the author of the best-selling book Bringing Nature Home, and co-author of a new book, The Living Landscape.

Dr. Tallamy is a widely sought-after speaker. His presentations, based on decades of studying plant and insect interactions and on bringing pollinators and other beneficial insects, birds and butterflies back to his own suburban plot, have inspired listeners across the country to embark on the same rewarding journey of discovery and renewal. Dr. Tallamy will explain why the simple act of using native plants, shrubs, and trees in our landscaping will invite the full richness of a living, natural community to follow—and why this has countless benefits for us all.

Immediately following his presentation, Dr. Tallamy will be happy to sign attendee’s personal copies of one or both of his books (available through Timber Press or Amazon). As an added enticement, two copies of Dr Tallamy’s new book, The Living Landscape, will be given as door prizes. Other door prizes will also be offered.

Illinois Prairie Wild Ones is a chapter of the national, not-for-profit organization Wild Ones, which promotes the use of native plants and natural landscapes. The chapter holds monthly programs featuring speakers sharing information about native plants and their use in our home landscapes. Programs are free and open to the public.
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