Bringing Nature Home

By Douglas W. Tallamy

$19.95


As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home, Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals.

“A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden.” —The New York Times “Provides the rationale behind the use of native plants, a concept that has rapidly been gaining momentum. . . . The text makes a case for native plants and animals in a compelling and complete fashion.” —The Washington Post “This is the ‘it’ book in certain gardening circles. It’s really struck a nerve.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “Reading this book will give you a new appreciation of the natural world—and how much wild creatures need gardens that mimic the disappearing wild.” —The Minneapolis Star Tribune “A compelling argument for the use of native plants in gardens and landscapes.” —Landscape Architecture “An essential guide for anyone interested in increasing biodiversity in the garden.” —American Gardener