Nature Beckons at the San Marcos Public Library
Our new public library is fresh and colorful, and the collection is incredible! Here is just one of the many new books that have arrived this month. If you don’t find this one on the shelf, place it on reserve and the library will notify you as soon as it is available. In the meantime, browse around. You are sure to find something equally delightful!
The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Native Trees
By Douglas Tallamy
Publisher: Timber Press
SMPL Call Number: 583.46 TAL
“A timely and much needed call to plant, protect, and delight in these diverse, life-giving giants.” –David George Haskell, author of The Forest Unseen and The Songs of Trees
With Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy changed the conversation about gardening in America. His second book, the New York Times bestseller Nature’s Best Hope, urged homeowners to take conservation into their own hands. Now, he is turning his advocacy to one of the most important species of the plant kingdom–the mighty oak tree.
Oaks sustain a complex and fascinating web of wildlife. The Nature of Oaks reveals what is going on in oak trees month by month, highlighting the seasonal cycles of life, death, and renewal. From woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns for sustenance to the beauty of jewel caterpillars, Tallamy illuminates and celebrates the wonders that occur right in our own backyards. He also shares practical advice about how to plant and care for an oak, along with information about the best oak species for your area. The Nature of Oaks will inspire you to treasure these trees and to act to nurture and protect them.