Bringing Nature Home, Updated and Expanded is a book written by Douglas W. Tallamy which explores the idea of sustainably using native plants in order to conserve wildlife populations. The author provides tips on gardening and landscaping as well as case studies from his own personal experiences. This helpful guide also includes an updated list of recommended plants for different regions across North America.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to help conserve wildlife populations by using native plants in their home garden or landscaping. It includes tips on gardening and landscaping as well as case studies from the author’s own personal experiences. The updated list of recommended plants makes it a useful reference guide for those living in different regions across North America.
- The author provides tips on gardening and landscaping which can be helpful for people who want to help sustain wildlife populations.
- The case studies presented by the author are relatable and provide great examples of how to effectively use native plants in order to conserve wildlife.
- Includes an updated list of recommended plants, providing readers with a variety of options when choosing natives suited for their region.
- The book can be dense at times and may require some patience to get through
- Some of the information may be difficult for a non-expert to understand or execute
- It is pricey compared to other similarly themed books
Learn more about the author
Douglas W. Tallamy is a professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught since 1977. He is also author of The Living Landscape: Designing for Biodiversity (co-authored with Rick Darke), which won the Silver Award from the Garden Writers Association in 2009.
“Bringing Nature Home is an absolute must read for anyone interested in gardening, landscaping or simply wanting to learn how they can help contribute to the conservation of our native wildlife populations.”
“This book is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the benefits of using native plants in their landscaping. Douglas Tallamy does an excellent job of explaining how we can all help preserve our wildlife populations by incorporating natives into our gardens.”
“This book is a godsend for gardeners who want to help reverse the decline of our songbirds, butterflies and other creatures. Tallamy makes a compelling case that we must give nature a home in our yards if we are to save them.”
“Bringing Nature Home is a must-read for anyone interested in gardening, landscaping or simply making their home more wildlife friendly. Tallamy provides easy to understand information on the importance of using native plants and offers detailed lists of recommended species by region.”