Saturday, November 13, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center
2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach, IL
We missed you last year and hope to see you all in November for this very special event. The Lake to Prairie Chapter of Wild Ones is pleased to have our good friend and outstanding author and speaker, Doug Tallamy, join us this year. He will be our keynote, and only speaker inspiring us with two presentations covering his two latest books.
NATURE’S BEST HOPE – Keynote Speaker – Doug Tallamy
Recent headlines about global insect declines, the impending extinction of one million species worldwide, and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can- and must- take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope.
LET IT BE AN OAK
Once we have decided to restore the ecological integrity of our suburban neighborhoods, we need to decide what plants to add to our properties. Oaks are superior trees for suburban restoration projects because of their many ecological and aesthetic attributes. Doug Tallamy will compare oak species to other popular shade trees in terms of their ability to support animal diversity, protect watersheds, sequester carbon dioxide, and restore lost plant communities.