Local environmental groups to host acclaimed author, speaker at Darien Library

Doug Tallamy

Supporting pollinators will be the topic of discussion when nationally recognized author Doug Tallamy visits Darien for a lecture, “A guide to restoring the little things that run the world.”

Tallamy will speak at the Darien Library on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. He is a professor of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, and author of the book “Bringing Nature Home.” Tallamy’s goal is to help people build beautiful landscapes that sustain wildlife with native plants. Organizers of the event say they hope local residents are inspired to make changes that help preserve insects and other pollinators.

“It is estimated that more than 30% of our food grows as a result of the work of pollinators, but they are dying at an alarming rate,” said Juliet Cain, co-chairman of the Darien Pollinator Pathway. “Pesticides are one of the major reasons the pollinator population is dying. Projects like the Pathway are crucial if we are to reverse this trend.”

The event is sponsored by The Darien Nature Center, Garden Club of Darien, Darien Library, Darien Land Trust, The Gardener’s Center and Florist, Rowayton Gardeners, Tree Conservancy of Darien, and the Norwalk Land Trust. To RSVP, visit the library’s website: https://www.darienlibrary.org/event/3042