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Backyard Ecosystems

Carsten Tolkmit

Join Talk of Iowa for a talk with Douglas Tallamy, Professor and Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He says “We need to change the way we interact with nature; it should not be segregated,” and that living with nature can be very rewarding.
Tallamy says that Americans use plants that are mostly from Asia as decorations.  The result is a reduced biodiversity in the places we live, work, and farm.  Hear from Tallamy  about how we can connect habitats by reinstalling native plants. He is speaking Tuesday, March 11 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids at 7 p.m. as part of a celebration of Trees Forever's 25th anniversary.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa