April 20, 2023

I have now added the details for the Park Vista below. You will also find these details on your ticket confirmation. 

An Evening with Doug Tallamy

Saturday, April 22nd at the Park Vista in Gatlinburg (see below for location details)

6 p.m.  7 p. m. EST Reception and Check-in 

Hors d'oeuvres will be provided at the reception. A cash bar will be available.

7 p.m. EST Speaker, Dr. Doug Tallamy

"A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World"

A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk rely on insects. Insects have already declined 45% since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with life; landscapes that support the pollinators, herbivores, detritivores, predators and parasitoids that run the ecosystems we depend on? Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.

A book signing will follow the event. A limited number of Dr. Doug Tallamy's books will be available for purchase, including Nature's Best Hope, Nature's Best Hope (Young Readers' Edition) and The Nature of Oaks.

Park Vista- A DoubleTree by Hilton

705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

 Google Maps Directions

In order to check-in for the event, you will need the full name of the person who purchased the tickets.

Thank you for your support of DLiA. We look forward to seeing you all at the event! 


Jaimie Matzko

Biodiversity Program Specialist 

Discover Life in America

email: [email protected]

cell: 865-258-9055

DLIA’s mission is connecting communities and
scientists in discovering, understanding, and conserving biodiversity in the

DLIA’s flagship project, the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory, is
a joint effort with the NPS to identify and record every single species within
Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To date DLIA has assisted in adding 
10,831 new species to the park’s records and 1,074 new to science. |  | |