By Carol A. Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator
I hope you saw the inspiring “Hometown Habitat” film last night at the RVA Environmental Film Festival, sponsored by the DGIF Habitat Partners© Program! Over 200 people turned out at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the kick-off event, which featured a screening of the film and a question and answer session with filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman.
The film highlights the importance of using native plants in our landscapes to support the insects and food webs that are so critical for sustaining an abundance of wildlife species. In the April-May issue of Virginia Wildlife magazine, DGIF will launch a new column called “Let’s Grow Native,” focusing on the many ways you can provide good habitat with native plants around your own home and community.