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Author to discuss native plants at Elachee event
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‘Bringing Nature Home’ lecture by Doug Tallamy

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8

Where: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville

How much: $10, $5 students

More info: 770-535-1976,

Elachee Nature Science Center will hold a lecture Nov. 8 with Doug Tallamy as he discusses his book, "Bringing Nature Home; How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens."

Tallamy is a professor and chairman of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology and director of the Center for Managed Ecosystems at the University of Delaware. In his spare time, he tours the country conducting a lecture series based on his book.

The book was awarded the 2008 silver medal by the Garden Writer’s Association. In it, Tallamy offers insight on biodiversity and the necessary role that native plant species play in order to preserve and build our local ecosystems.

He provides real world solutions and recommendations on how to achieve a balance of native and alien species in your own yard, designed so that scientists, hobbyists and all nature lovers can improve the biodiversity in their immediate environments.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. but attendees are welcome to come earlier to visit the preserve and Nature Center.

Admission is $10, $5 for students with a valid ID. Space is limited; reservations may be made by calling 770-535-1976.