Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants Book Review



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After attending a very enjoyable lecture by Dr. Douglas W. Tallamy, a professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, I immediately bought his book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants.

I am not sure that I could credit Dr. Tallamy or his book with any genuinely new ideas, but what he has done is provided an extraordinarily readable, thorough, and convincing synthesis of a number of principles that natural and wildlife gardeners have promoted for years. Bringing Nature Home is a must read for anyone serious about attracting backyard wildlife.

Dr. Tallamy writes passionately of the importance of sustaining biodiversity in the United States and around the world. After a rather grim and depressing outline of the many extinct and imperiled plant and animal species we have lost to development and other factors, Dr. Tallamy points out that there is still much room for hope, and it lies primarily in the hands of gardeners.

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