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Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, will speak at KU March 21

Thursday, March 12, 2015

LAWRENCE — Nationally recognized author Douglas Tallamy, best known for his book "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens," will give a free lecture on that topic March 21 at the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. The event is being presented by Monarch Watch, a program of the Kansas Biological Survey.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium. A book-signing will follow, and books will be available for purchase.

Douglas Tallamy’s advocacy for native plants supports Monarch Watch’s goal of restoring native milkweed habitat for monarchs and other insects,” said Angie Babbit, Monarch Watch communications coordinator. “We’re pleased to bring Dr. Tallamy to Lawrence and look forward to his lecture.”​

Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. His book "The Living Landscape," co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014.

More information is available on the Monarch Watch website.

Monarch Watch, founded in 1992, tracks the annual migration of the monarch butterfly through North America and engages citizen scientists of all ages through outreach efforts. An estimated 100,000 people participate in monarch-tagging activities each year in the fall. The Kansas Biological Survey is a research unit established at KU in 1911.


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