Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard

by Douglas W. Tallamy


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A New York Times bestseller

Douglas W. Tallamy’s first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of readers to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy—you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.

If you’re concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature’s Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife—and the planet—for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604699005
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 13,012
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught insect-related courses for 40 years. His most recent book with Timber Press, Nature’s Best Hope, is a New York Times Best Seller.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Dreamers 15

2 A New Approach to Conservation 27

3 The Importance of Connectivity 37

4 Shrinking the Lawn 51

5 Homegrown National Park 61

6 Rebuilding Carrying Capacity 77

7 Are Alien Plants Bad? 89

8 Restoring Insects, the Little Things That Run the World 125

9 What Have Weeds Done for Us Lately? 169

10 Will It Work? 181

11 What Each of Us Can Do 205

Concluding Remarks 213

Frequently Asked Questions 215

References 231

Index 245

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