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We'll meet via Zoom to discuss Nature's Best Hope by Doug Tallamy*
Tuesday, March 30 at 7pm. Discussion lead by Kristy Belton.
The typical homeowner may believe their yard is too small, isolated, and ordinary to make a difference, and so they look to the National Park System and other publicly owned conservation lands to do the heavy lifting. Tallamy argues that the largest percentage of land in the United States is privately owned, and so public conservation land will never be enough. He points out that private yards and neighborhoods, suburbs, and even cities can play a significant role, especially when they play together. A small pollinator garden in the middle of a suburb may not save significant populations of insects, but a small garden next to your neighbor’s garden, next to their neighbor’s garden, begins to form a network. What if, Tallamy proposes, we can accrue a lot of tiny patches that form a larger network? He says we could call it “Homeland National Park.” Together, we could create enough conservation land to make an enormous impact.
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