The Wilderness Center (TWC) will be hosting a live webinar with New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Douglas Tallamy, on August 22 at 4 p.m., according to a news release.
In “Nature’s Best Hope,” his most recent publication released in February 2020, Tallamy reflects on how re-cent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America present a bleak picture of how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. According to Tallamy, however, the good news is that none of this is inevitable.
“TWC has promoted the use of native plants in yards and gardens for years through our programs and annual Native Plant Sale,” TWC Education Manager Lynda Price said in the news release. “We hope this webinar will inspire homeowners to take the small but important steps in their own backyards to improve our shared ecosystem and make a big impact in regional conservation efforts.”
All webinar registrants will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win one of 10 native plant resources, including a signed copy of “Nature’s Best Hope”; Organic Gardening Basket from Petitti Garden Center; or a set of native plants from TWC’s Native Plant Nursery.
Cost for the webinar will be $25 for TWC members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration includes one raffle ticket, and additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or five for $20. This program was postponed from its original date in April because of the coronavirus quarantine, and all earlier registrations will be honored.
Program support has been provided by The Bertie Lou Allshouse Education Fund of The Wayne County Community Foundation. All proceeds from this program will support TWC’s conservation and environmental education efforts within the community.