Author, ecologist Doug Tallamy to speak at Dickinson Plantation June 7

Free and open to the public
May 13, 2016

Award-winning author and ecologist Doug Tallamy will speak at the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 7. His talk is open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion.

Tallamy is well known for his work emphasizing the importance, value and benefits of fostering the natural world. He will discuss some of the native plants and landscape features of John Dickinson’s day. He will also suggest techniques for using native plants in attendees' yards and gardens.

Tallamy, who teaches at the University of Delaware, has been twice recognized for his work by the Garden Club of America. His book, "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife In Our Gardens," was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers Association. A second book, "The Living Landscape," co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014.

A reception and tours of the Dickinson Mansion, beginning at 4 p.m., will precede Tallamy’s talk, which is a feature of the annual meeting of the Friends organization. People interested in joining the Friends may do so by contacting them at P.O. Box 1110, Dover DE 19903. Membership levels are: Student $10, Individual $15, Family $20, Contributing $25, Sponsor $50 and Patron $100.


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