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Learn how native plants sustain humans, wildlife
PICAYUNE – Homeowners, gardeners and nature lovers can learn how native plants help humans thrive during the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum Lecture Series on March 15.
Doug Tallamy, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, will discuss the results of his 32 years of research on the relationship between native plants and the health of local ecosystems.
Tallamy’s lecture, Bringing Nature Home, will address the importance and benefits of native landscape plants to ecosystems and the results of not using native plants.
The event will be at the Margaret Reed Crosby Library in Picayune from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Interested individuals should reserve a seat by calling the Crosby Arboretum at 601-799-2311 by March 10.
Admission is free for Crosby Arboretum members and $5 for non-members.
The Margaret Reed Crosby Library is located at 900 Goodyear Boulevard.
Tallamy is the author of Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, which was awarded the 2008 silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. He teaches insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, humans and nature and other related courses. His research focuses on understanding how insects interact with plants and how those interactions create diverse ecosystems.
For more information, call the arboretum at 601-799-2311.