Essex County Ornithological Club Calendar

Summer / Fall 2022

Speaker Series/Club Events

Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 | 7:45 pm
The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy
ECOC meeting 7:30-7:45pm
Morse Auditorium, PEM
Free and open to the public

Available on Zoom Here

Scary headlines about the decline of the natural world that serves as our life support have spurred homeowners across the country to take action by planting natives that will help reverse this trend. No plant will achieve this faster than one of our 91 species of oaks. Oaks support more species of animals, sequester more carbon, protect watersheds, and nourish soil communities better than any other plant genus in North America. Dr. Doug Tallamy, author of The Nature of Oaks (2021), will discuss these roles by following the many fascinating things that are happening on the oaks in his yard each month of the year. His hope is to inspire people to plant and protect these vital, majestic, and life-giving trees. This event is made possible by a generous gift from The Echo Charitable Foundation. Co-sponsored by PEM.

About the Presenter

Doug Tallamy, Ph.D. is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 106 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 41 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 books include Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, Nature’s Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, The Nature of Oaks, winner of the American Horticultural Society’s 2022 book award. In 2021 he cofounded Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari. His awards include recognition from The Garden Writers Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Allegheny College, The Garden Club of America and The American Horticultural Association.

Directions to the Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Connect Building is at 135 Essex Street, next door to PEM’s main entrance (at the corner of Essex and Liberty St. in Salem, MA). Morse Auditorium is in PEM’s main building. Note: if severe weather is forecast, call 978-745-1876 to confirm event.

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Please be advised: ECOC calendars are only sent via email, unless a member requests otherwise. The calendar can always be viewed here on our web site. Hard copies will also be available at programs.

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Essex County Ornithological Club 100th Anniversary Sponsors