05/04/2024
Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main St.
06068
Salisbury, Conn.
United States
Bugs, Biodiversity, and Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari

Bugs, Biodiversity, and Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari

On Saturday, May 4, 4 to 5:30 p.m., learn about the crucial role of insects in a functioning ecosystem and how you can support insect, plant, and animal life in your own yard. Michelle Alfandari will present a new film narrated by renowned entomologist Doug Tallamy and introduce Homegrown National Park®, a new grassroots movement to regenerate biodiversity. Each of us is the fastest solution to the biodiversity crisis. Registration is required. Please visit www.scovillelibrary.org.

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