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Douglas W. Tallamy

April 18, 2022

Oaks are amazing trees. They have a majestic size and a deep and expansive root system. They are also a keystone species. Oaks have many species that depend on them for food and shelter: moths, butterflies, wasps, many other insects, mammals, and migrant and resident species of birds. An oak is a special tree. On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with DOUGLAS W. TALLAMY. He is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. His new book looks at all that happens on oaks through the calendar year: THE NATURE OF OAKS: THE RICH ECOLOGY OF OUR MOST ESSENTIAL NATIVE TREES.