Bringing Nature Home with Pfeiffer Nature Center

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Event Date(s): Thu, 02/13/2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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We humans are always being told “You are what you eat”.  Simple enough, right?  To be healthy you must eat healthy.  The thing is, humans have been able to create or manufacture foods which are super tasty but unfortunately not always good for us. 

Trying to find a healthy and happy balance can be a challenge, but the good news is that humans have lots and lots of choices as we have the ability to eat many different types of food.  This is not the case for lots of other living beings on the planet.  For many animals, finding nutritious foods which they are able to eat can sometimes be quite difficult. 

Life is especially rough if you are talking about an insect that is surrounded by foreign plants when it will only eat native plants with which it has shared an evolutionary history.  When we remove our native plants and flowers and replace them with non-native ornamentals, we are creating an environment that is void of food for the animals which make up the foundation of our food web. 

Entomologist and Wildlife Ecologist Doug Tallamy brilliantly discusses why this is a problem for all of nature in his book Bringing Nature Home- How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.  Doug’s book is a must read for anyone who loves nature and wants to make a difference for Mother Earth.  Doug not only talks about why non-native plants are a problem but he also offers solutions, big and small, that we can all connect with and become excited about.  

Because the book is so helpful to nature, Pfeiffer Nature Center would like to encourage you to obtain a copy for yourself and if you like what you read, consider giving a copy to your friends and family.  

Pfeiffer Nature Center will be hosting a “Book Club” style get together on Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 pm at the Portville Library with those who have either read the book or are interested in the topic, so we can share ideas on how we can turn our yards into wildlife Utopias.  If you would like to do one simple, yet meaningful thing today, find yourself a copy of Bringing Nature Home.

This event is will be held at The Portville Free Library, 2 North Main Street, Portville, New York 14770.  This program is free and open to the public.  Register by Tuesday, February 11th or at the time of the program.  Sign up on the programs Calendar on our website at or contact the office at 716-933-0187.  Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

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Portville Free Library
2 N. Main St.
Portville, NY 14770
United States
Phone: 716-933-0187
42° 2' 49.4268" N, 78° 18' 23.724" W
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