Oak trees 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 busy woodpeckers who collect and store hundreds of acorns to beautiful jewel caterpillars, Doug Tallamy celebrates the wonders of life that occur in these trees, 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. This is a beautiful hardcover book.
Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught insect-related courses for 40 years. He is the author of Nature's Best Hope, and Bringing Nature Home.