Renowned entomologist and ecologist Douglas Tallamy teamed up with Wright Library in April 2021 for a community read and initiative to support the Miami Valley ecosystem. Tallamy’s book Nature’s Best Hope and his Homegrown National Park movement offer a hopeful and achievable plan for urban and suburban dwellers to help save the planet. About Nature's Best Hope and Douglas Tallamy's Home Grown National Park Movement
DOUGLAS TALLAMY Author Visit - Watch the Recording from Wright Library's Q&A virtual visit with the author.
In the News
Native Plant Businesses Changing Area Landscapes (Dayton Daily News, 9/23/2021)
Growing Wildflowers Isn't Difficult. And It's Urgent (New York Times, 9/8/2021) Access with through Wright Library
Key resources related to the 2021 WMPL Community Read:
Native Plants, Habitats and Purveyors Access lists of Ohio’s native plants, and local sources for native seeds, plants, and landscaping.
A Local Homeowner Recommends:
- Bring Back the Pollinators
- Leave the Leaves
- Moving Beyond Flowers: Natural Nesting Habitats for Bees and Other Insects
- The Benefits of Clover, Dandelions, and Lawn Weeds
- We're Thinking Over Why We Kill Clover
Wright Library Community Read is part of Wright Library’s Let’s Talk series which promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors. It is supported by a grant from American Library Association’s Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative.