WHO TOOK THAT PHOTO IN MY LIVING ROOM? When your lunch guest is as crafty and charming as founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of the popular Apartment Therapy blog network, all you need to do is turn your back for a moment and poof! He’s off peering at your world through his Canon–and look what happens: an impromptu take on where I live, write, and ruminate–which Maxwell published as a newsletter to his readers just the other day. I am always fascinated to see what surprises other people see in spaces that to me look so familiar. You can view read his email and see the other photos here. You may recall it was Maxwell’s wife, Sara Kate, who showed you my kitchen.
FROM THE WEEKLY PODCAST
how conservation starts in your yard, with doug tallamy
‘NATURE’S BEST HOPE’ is the title of University of Delaware professor Doug Tallamy’s new book, and the subtitle reads like this: “A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard.” In other words, you and I are nature’s best hope. Our actions count, and they add up to counteract a fragmented landscape and other challenges to the survival of so many critically important native creatures and the greater environment we all share.
Doug Tallamy’s 2007 book, “Bringing Nature Home,” has been for many of us a wake-up call into the entire subject of the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife, and now with more than a decade of additional research insights, he goes further.