Join Us for our Annual Meeting, April 18, 2017 Featuring Guest Speaker Doug Tallamy, Renowned Entomologist and Native Plant Advocate

On Tuesday, April 18 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. we will be hosting speaker Doug Tallamy, a noted entomologist, native plant advocate and author.  This “guru” in the insect and nature world will center his talk around the plight of butterflies and other insects and how each of us can help these important pollinators by supporting biodiversity in our backyards and open spaces.  His research goal is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

“We can save nature,” says Tallamy, “but only if we learn to live with nature.” Tallamy suggests each of us can play a role by saving biodiversity where we live.

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware.  He has authored 85 research publications and two books – Bringing Nature Home:How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens and The Living Landscape, (co-authored with Rick Darke). Tallamy is a regular columnist for Garden Design Magazine and his awards include the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence.

We encourage anyone interested to attend.  There will be a cash bar.  Tickets are free to BACT members, $15.00 to non-members.  Members please e-mail Emily at to reserve your spot.  Non-members, please follow the link below to purchase your ticket.


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Free Movie Night: Environmental Documentary Film, “Hometown Habitat” on March 16th, 2017

Please join us on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for a free movie night and bring the family! We are presenting excerpts from “Hometown Habitat,” an environmental documentary film showing why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.  The message of the movie is that each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to his or her patch of earth.  The documentary features and is narrated by entomologist and native plant advocate Doug Tallamy, who is a teacher, presenter and researcher on topics related to biodiversity and restoration of natural plants.  Due to the movie length, only portions will be played.

This viewing is being generously co-sponsored by Sebert Landscape and Bluestem Ecological Services, providing sustainable landscape solutions.

The free showing will take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Prairie Center For The Arts in Schaumburg, Illinois. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of BACT’s heart shaped suets, to support wild birds in your own backyard.  This event is free for both BACT Members and Non-members.