A pale tiger swallowtail feeds on nectar of Ithuriel’s spear, a native flower that grows from a bulb. (Photo by Donna Wildearth)

The local chapter of the California Native Plant Society will present a video program titled “Restoring Nature One Garden at a Time,” featuring Douglas Tallamy, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road in Arcata. All are welcome to attend.

Refreshments are available at 7 p.m. and program begins at 7:30 p.m.

A white-eyed vireo feeds a caterpillar to its nestlings. Each songbird relies on thousands of insects like this to survive and produce young. (Photo by Douglas Tallamy)

Gretchen Ziegler, executive director of the Sequoia Park Zoo, will introduce the video with words about how she has followed Tallamy’s advice and totally re-landscaped the zoo with native plants.

Tallamy is a professor of entomology at the University of Delaware who has pioneered research comparing insect diversity on native and non-native plants. He is also the author of “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife With Native Plants,” a book that presents the claim that the choices people make as gardeners can impact the diversity of life in gardens, communities and the planet.

For more information, go to www.northcoastcnps.org.

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