BHA Podcast & Blast, Ep. 172: We Can Do This, One Person at a Time with Douglas Tallamy

Douglas Tallamy, Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware

Any hunter, angler and/or student of the natural world is bound to be more than a little gobsmacked by the rate of development and growth that we see all around us: Bozeman, Atlanta, Boise, Moab, Salt Lake City, Huntsville, Austin, the Gulf Coast, Phoenix, Chattanooga, Asheville and beyond.

Is there any hope for the wild places and the world we love?

Hell, yes there is. And it will be done by each and every one of us – yard by yard, deck by deck, square foot by square foot. The possibilities are endless.

Doug Tallamy, of the Homegrown National Park  movement is the author of Nature’s Best Hope (with a companion volume for younger readers and Bringing Nature Home.

Doug has a plan to create 22 million acres of native plant communities that will restore whole kingdoms of birds, insects, reptiles and other wildlife, at almost no cost, and with no need to beseech the government or beg alms of the powers that be.

 Join us, for a damn good time, and learn about a work that anyone can love and a movement that everybody can be part of.

If you hang around to the end, you’ll get outlandish insect tales, for no extra investment. And because this interview was so much fun, we’ve got another one scheduled with Doug to talk about his new book on Oak trees – all 600 species of them – and his obsession with the mysterious universe of gall wasps. Your mind will be blown. 








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