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Old 06-10-2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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For anyone that hasn't yet read "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants" by Douglas W. Tallamy, the author has posted a sample chapter [two actually] on his website (www.plantanative.com):
http://www.plantanative.com/sample-chapter.pdf

"People in the gardening world are calling Douglas W. Tallamy's book on native plants the next Silent Spring." - Westchester Journal News
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Amazon.com: Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded (9780881929928): Douglas W. Tallamy, Rick Darke: Books
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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Thanks Cirsium.......I'll have to check it out one of these days.
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Good link for anyone that has not read the Bringing Nature Home. Contains the two main ideas of the book, the link between native plants and wildlife and the role gardeners may play in conserving biodiversity.
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I finally did read his book a few months ago. I'm still going to check out the chapters because it is worth repeating.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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Q. My house sits on an eighth of an acre. Is that enough land to make a difference if I use natives instead of aliens?

A. Your small plot is connected to other plots, which are connected to others and others and others. Collectively they are North America. Changing the plant base of all of suburbia is quite an undertaking, but all you have to worry about is your eighth of an acre.

The important thing to remember is that even if you seem like the only one in all of North America who uses more natives than alien plants, wildlife will be better off for your efforts. The effects will be cumulative, and probably synergistic, as more and more people join you.

Yes, you can make a difference on a small plot of land.
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