Unity Gardens Presents:

'An Afternoon with Doug Tallamy'

A Lecture, Wine and Cheese Reception and Book Signing with the Author


Event Date

Sunday March 2, 2014  

  • Registration Opens at 2:00 PM
  • Wine and Cheese Reception and Book Signing  - 2:00 to 2:45 PM
  • Lecture  - 3:00PM to 4:30 PM
  • Book Signing and Wine and Cheese Reception  - 4:30 to 5:30 PM



The Key School 
534 Hillsmere Drive
Activity Building
Annapolis, MD 21403

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Book Sales

Doug Tallamy's book "Bringing Nature Home" will be available for purchase at this event. Books can be ordered in advance during the registration process for pickup at the event .


Barbara Dowling 
Unity Gardens, Inc.  
P.O. Box 6310  
Annapolis, MD 21401


email: unitygardensaa@gmail.com


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Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together

Enjoy an afternoon with the dynamic and inspiring Professor Doug Tallamy, best-selling author of the groundbreaking book Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.  Dr. Tallamy continues to inspire audiences with his fascinating presentations about the specialized relationships between wildlife and native plants and the critical role we each play in restoring biodiversity to our yards and communities. Dr. Tallamy will discuss how the landscaping of our cities, suburbs and farmland has created fragmented habitats that can no longer support populations large enough to survive normal environmental stresses. Learn how to reconnect viable habitats by changing the way we landscape our yards and communities. How we landscape today will determine what life looks like tomorrow! Dr. Tallamy’s entertaining presentations have inspired thousands to change the way they think about plants & wildlife – many attendees return again and again! Don’t miss out on this inspiring opportunity!

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware where he has authored 80 research articles and has taught Insect Taxonomy, Behavioral Ecology, Humans and Nature, and other courses for 32 years.


As a child, Doug spent his summer days exploring the wild places that surrounded him, discovering a small pond filled with pollywogs, and taking great delight in watching their growth. One day, a bulldozer buried the young toads and all the other living treasures within the pond, an act that forever influenced Doug's way of thinking about nature.

Mr. Tallamy's book “Bringing Nature Home; How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. Doug was awarded the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd Jr. Award of Excellence in 2013.  In his free time, Doug enjoys photography, hiking in remote places with his wife, swimming, canoeing, and teaching young people about the importance of the life forms around them.


Event Pricing 

Tickets include a Wine and Cheese Recption.  

Early Bird Special - through January 31, 2014, tickets are reduced to $45.00

After February 1, 2014 tickets will be $50.00 (cash or check only on the day of the event)

This event is  a fundraiser for Unity Gardens.  A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. Donation receipts will be available on the day of the event. 

Unity Gardens

Unity Gardens, Inc. is an Anne Arundel County-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that awards grants to qualified organizations for on-the-ground projects that foster community leadership and benefit the environment.