The Northeast PA Audubon Society is co-sponsoring the upcoming Wayne Lackawanna Forest Landowner Association’s public program entitled “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together ” with Dr. Douglas Tallamy. Tallamy is a professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware. Author of the book “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants,” Tallamy believes that the way we have landscaped our cities, suburbs and farmland is destroying the biological diversity we need to sustain human life as we know it.
Our natural areas are too small, fragmented, and isolated to sustain the plants and animals that run our ecosystems. By using native plants in our neighborhoods and corporate landscapes we can restore ecosystem function where we live and work. Tallamy will offer a way of reconnecting those isolated habitats, a method of “stitching” them all together, by reworking our landscapes with the kinds of plants that are best at providing the food and shelter the other creatures need. How we landscape today, he argues, will determine what life looks like tomorrow.
The program will be Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Carbondale Jr/Sr High School, which is just off Business Route 6, a little west of the center of town. Admission is $10 and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served, making reservations is a must. Please e-mail WLFLA president Joe Preate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 570-430-6316.