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Publisher's Summary

Douglas W. Tallamy's first book, Bringing Nature Home, awakened thousands of individuals to an urgent situation: wildlife populations are in decline because the native plants they depend on are fast disappearing. His solution? Plant more natives. In this new book, Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation.   

Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it's practical, effective, and easy - you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard.  

If you're concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature's Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife - and the planet - for future generations.

©2020 Douglas W. Tallamy (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Learned So much!

I will never look at insects or butterflies the same way again. We must change!

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Great Listen!

Gives so many practical, easy and manageable ideas on how to garden with native species and make our properties alive with thriving native animals.

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For those looking for a place to start!

For a long time I have thought “what more can I do for conservation and changing my ecological footprint?” I’m glad I chose to read this book. Douglas W. Tallamy really does a great job of breaking down in the simplest terms things that any homeowner can do to help our ecosystem. There is a lot of scientific information as well, which is great to hear statistics and population numbers, but it all come back to keeping it simple. What can we do in our own yards to help? Highly recommend giving this a read/listen

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This book is a MUST READ for anyone

Assuming you want to continue to enjoy this beautiful planet, take heed of these instructions.

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Very interesting, insightful, and well written

This book is packed with so much valuable information that is truly essential to our environment and our future on this planet. I've listened to it twice now and will listen to it many more times, I'm sure. Highly recommended!

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Really good book! lots of valuable information

I really quite liked this book. It is one of many in this genre I have read or listened to. I felt the arguments made where well honed and thoughtful, and the suggestions of actions were great. I only have this 4 stars, however, because I find it irksome when a writer doesn't read their own book. To those not bothered by that, the narrator was very easy to listen to

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interesting read.

I enjoyed this book and will use it as a reference book moving forward. much of it is practical and reasonable so no matter your current situation you will be able to take something from this book and use it.

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  • Steve Ebert
  • 2020-06-11

A must read for everybody! Not just nature lovers.

This is a great book about how regular citizens can do a huge part in revitalizing our denuded and degraded natural landscapes. Mr. Tallamy shows us quite simply that if given a chance nature will find a way. The narrator does a great job with this reading. After a few sentences into the book I felt like I was listening to the author read his own work. An easy listen.

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  • 2020-12-25

well presented educational inspiration

I loved it! I can't wait for spring so I can plant more native plants in my yard!

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  • gmtenor
  • 2020-06-16

The most important message in the world

Excellent book, solution-oriented approach, totally worth listening and teaching others by example. Stewardship needs to be the new norm.

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  • Jana Stew
  • 2020-08-15

Good book!

I’m glad I listened to this...not sure I needed to but both this book and “Bringing Nature Home” by the same author; an unfortunate amount of redundant information.

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  • Rachel Baxter
  • 2021-04-08

Such a great resource for homeowners!

I absolutely loved this book. It provides concrete steps homeowners (as well as urban planners) can take to help improve ecosystems around the country. I will be recommending this to anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of landscaping.

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  • Jean Bowman
  • 2021-03-12

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This is an interesting discussion of how urban sprawl has hurt the environment. Unfortunately it repeats this point which it makes in the first chapter and never goes on. I was hoping there would be some practical discussion but it was all abstract. Also annoying was that it never once mentioned how factory farms are destroying the environment worldwide.

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  • CSR
  • 2021-02-06

Required reading for any homeowner.

I was so pleasantly surprised with this book and feel it should be issued to everyone who purchases a home. I read a lot of books about environmental conservation and climate change and found this to be a unique, positive perspective. The recommendations are reasonable and the strategy makes so much sense. What a great opportunity for everyone to become part of the solution! I highly recommend this!

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  • RNG
  • 2020-08-17

Enlightened info Urban Planners need to Heed

Very technical for the novice, but a warning to city planners and ecologists. A easy listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-16

must read for all.

Douglas does a great job presenting knowledge about climate change in a way that is hopeful and inspiring.even more important Douglas presents action steps that every one of us can take that not only will help make the Earth a better and more sustainable our experience and interaction with the natural world.

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  • 2020-06-16

Urban Planning has failed Us

Nature needs us to wake up now. Make room in the suburban lawns feeding deer.

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