Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bringing Nature Home

In today's New York Times there is an article about repatriating your outdoor space with native plants in order to feed native insects and birds. The article features Doug Tallamy, author of the book Bringing Nature Home. He and his wife spend their free time killing plants on their property that are inedible to native insects and other animals. The problem is that as these plants crowd out the mainly native edible plants, the animals that used to rely on those species starve.

To learn how to change your backyard environment for the better, buy the book or ask for it at your local library.

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