[Written in response to reviews of Jennifer Owen, Wildlife of the Garden: A 30 Year Study, claiming that insects prefer exotic plants] What Dr. Owens (or the reviewer) is claiming is contrary to scientific consensus, since Ehrlich and Raven first published in 1964. That’s not to say she is wrong, but it does require that [...]
About Doug Tallamy
Doug Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. He has written more than 73 research articles and has taught insect taxonomy, behavioral ecology, and other courses for many years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. Author of the landmark book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Dr. Tallamy is in high demand as a speaker, travelling around the country to share his knowledge that there is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife.