Atlanta Audubon is excited to welcome author and native plant advocate Doug Tallamy to kick off this year’s Wildlife Sanctuary Tour. Tallamy will present his book, Bringing Nature Home, on Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 PM at Dunwoody Nature Center.
Many bird populations in the U.S. are in steep decline, in part because our gardens and managed landscapes occupy more space than natural areas, and we have not designed them with birds in mind. To do that, we can no longer view plants only as ornaments, but must consider all of their roles when selecting them for our landscapes.
Tallamy will discuss what birds need from our landscapes to breed successfully, the important roles native plants play in maintaining food webs vital to birds, the benefits of designing landscapes with these roles in mind, and the consequences of failing to do so. Landscaping in this crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore.
Tickets for the Doug Tallamy presentation are $20 for one ticket or two for $35. Combo Tallamy/Sanctuary Tour tickets are available for $40 per ticket for Atlanta Audubon members and $45 for non-members.