"Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home" is a film that features renowned entomologist Dr. Douglas Tallamy, whose research, books, and lectures on the use of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread that challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else. Tallamy says, “It doesn't have to, and shouldn't be that way.”
Producer/Director, Catherine Zimmerman and film crew spent two years traveling the country to visit Hometown Habitat heroes. Their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping illustrate Tallamy’s vision by showing how humans and nature can co-exist with mutual benefits.
Zimmerman shares these success stories and works in progress, that re-awaken and redefine our relationship with Nature. The goal: to build a new army of habitat heroes and make natural landscaping the new landscaping norm.
After the screening, Don Ireland and Jamie Weiss of the Audubon Society’s Habitat Hero Program, who both appear in the film, Amy Yarger, Horticultural Director of the Butterfly Pavilion and Deryn Davidson, Colorado State University Horticulture Extension Agent, will answer your questions about how to make our communities a haven for pollinators, birds and other wildlife.
Run Time: 90 minutes