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General Meeting & Election & talk by Doug Tallamy 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 04:00pm
Contact Chapter President Vivian Neou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Chapter phone at (650) 260-3450

Join us for a virtual annual potluck. Cook your favorite food and remember when we could meet in person. Starting at 4:00pm, our Chapter’s General Meeting will include our annual election and recognition of volunteers, Fellows and others. Learn more, including the proposed slate of officers, on page 2.

After the meeting, at about 5:00pm, we offer a program on how each one of us can help reverse declining biodiversity.

Nature’s Best Hope, A talk by Doug Tallamy

Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current land management practices have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. Such losses are not an option if we wish to continue our current standard of living on Planet Earth. The good news is that none of this is inevitable. Doug Tallamy will discuss simple steps that each of us can - and must - take to reverse declining biodiversity and will explain why we, ourselves, are nature’s best hope. 

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 103 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 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. His book Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014.

Doug’s new book, Nature’s Best Hope, released by Timber Press in February 2020, is a New York Times Best Seller.

How to attend: The Annual Meeting will be live-streamed over Zoom only. After the meeting we’ll continue live-streaming the program over Zoom. We’ll email the Zoom link ahead of time to CNPS Santa Clara Valley Chapter members.

At 5:00pm, like other talks in our new Native Plant Lecture Series, Doug’s talk will be live-streamed to YouTube. The general public is invited to view Doug’s talk via YouTube. Watch it live or later on our YouTube channel:

CNPS General Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chapter President Vivian Neou at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Chapter phone at (650) 260-3450.

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