Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife — native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.
Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition — with an expanded resource section and updated photos — will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.
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Review: Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our GardensUser Review - Katie Naumann - Goodreads
One of my all-time gardening favorites. I was introduced to gardening with native plants as a way to establish a sense of place as well as reap the benefits of plants already adapted to my location ... Read full review
Review: Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our GardensUser Review - Tomherndon - Goodreads
Great read with some natural history included for good measure. The stats on lost wild landscape is scary, but the suggestions and host nature of plants, etc is very valuable. Looking forward to converting large spans of our lot to native plants. Read full review
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