THAT ANDRE JORDAN IS UNCANNY, WITH HIS ABILITY to see what I am doing from halfway across the nation. I am beginning to worry that he has somehow placed a 24/7 Skype video device here in my dining room–is that your secret, dear doodling Andre? Yes, it’s seed-mania time, and I am having a hard go of it–trying to avoid doing just what the lady in the nightgown has fallen prey to. You? Being prudent and disciplined, or on a wild binge? You can tell us; we’re among friends. Oh, and a P.S. on this one:
Andre send me a friendly little FYI email with this doodle, informing me that ‘Intervention’ is a TV show. Apparently he is aware of my cultural illiteracy about such forms of “reality.” I surely hope he’s not using the video footage he’s gathering somehow of me in my seed-ordering outfit to pitch them a segment on my reality. Uh-oh. Not pretty.
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.