Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2016

Noted Author Professor Douglas Tallamy To Speak at Trailside

dougThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a free lecture of special interest for adults 18 years and older at the Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. 

In honor of Trailside’s 75th anniversary, Trailside Museum Association is sponsoring a guest speaker on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.   The highly acclaimed author Douglas Tallamy, Professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, presents a seminal lecture on the subject of his book, “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.”  This lecture will offer critically important insights into the changes we are making to the environment and how we can make positive transformative changes on the small scale of our own backyards.  Tallamy challenges the audience with questions, such as why is it important to welcome insects to our yards and how can we make our landscapes living ecosystems.  Tallamy’s book was the recipient of The Garden Writers Association of America Silver Medal in 2008.  This lecture is free. The author will have books for sale and signing.

“This lecture will offer critically important insights into the changes we are making to the environment and how we can make positive transformative changes on a small scale in our own backyards,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.

For more information about this workshop, or other activities at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside,   Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a facility of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation.

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