I want to explain why it has been so long since I have written a blog post. The hospital was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and my therapy sessions were put on hold. Because my friends bought me an iPad, I was able to continue without a therapist. Recently, I have started therapy again at the Neuroscience Group with Nicole Shafran, along with the aid of the Google Duo video app.
Nicole said I could do my blog as part of my therapy, since it will be helpful to my recovery. I have Nicole for two days a week, and I think I will write a blog post about every other week.
Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
You have probably heard of the second book authored by Doug Tallamy. It would be too long for me to read it right now, but I hope you will read it. Here is a good review by Angela Tanner.
Angela explains, “In Nature’s Best Hope, Doug Tallamy takes topics from his popular book Bringing Nature Home (Workman Publishing, 2009) and expands upon them. He explains, with examples and statistics, what is happening to the ecological systems around us, and why we should care. This book is geared toward the private landowner – not one whose primary landscaping concern is how green their lawn is – but one who could also be convinced to be concerned about the alarming decline of birds, insects, and other wildlife.” Read more of the book review.
The NPCC Invites You to the “Nature’s Best Hope” Presentation
The Native Plant Conservation Campaign (NPCC) invites you to enjoy Doug Tallamy’s popular “Nature’s Best Hope” online presentation. Emily B. Roberson says, “Native plant gardens help local wildlife and support vital ecosystem services such as water purification, storm protection, and climate moderation. Tallamy has a new book and presentation, “Nature’s Best Hope,” which describe advances in our understanding of how individual homeowners can help fight the extinction and climate crises and save the planet…all by gardening with beautiful local natives!”
It is wonderful that we, as gardeners, place so much value on wildlife and the flowers we hold dear. Gardening makes me happy, and growing native plants makes me so very happy!
Ellyn Satter, Madison Wild Ones says
Donna, I am so sorry you are having a difficult time. Your blog has been so fine that I hope you can continue. However, you must do what is best for you. Your legacy won’t go away.
Donna VanBuecken says
I will do a blog, Ellyn, but only if I do a really good job! — Donna
Roger and Connie Kanitz says
Great news that your posts are a help to you! They have always been joy for me to read. Thanks for all you do!
I will try to look into Doug’s book as his work always educates me.
Donna VanBuecken says
The book is so much better than the online webinar, Roger. — Donna