Doug Tallamy, Author of The Nature of Oaks: In Virtual Conversation

Reads & Company, in conjunction with the Valley Forge Audubon Society, welcomes noted author Doug Tallamy to discuss his new book, THE NATURE OF OAKS. With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom—the mighty oak tree.  Doug will be in conversation with Vince Smith, President of the Valley Forge Audubon Society. Purchase your copy of The Nature of Oaks from Reads & Company!. You must register for this free event at

About the book:

Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area.  The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.

Douglas W. Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. 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.


Apr 01 2021


7:00 pm