A Virginia Native Plant Society blog post:
My excitement rose when I first glimpsed the Wildlife Way Station being maintained at the car rest area along I-95 in Dale City. A good-sized plot of land was being cultivated with native plants that were attracting and feeding many of the area’s wild birds and insects — pollinators. Those small flyers have been losing ground for many decades as loggers cleared large swaths of fields and forest to make way for human housing developments. More and more, it is up to us to ensure that these wildlife havens continue to exist.
The Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) was called on early in the process to help plan and install this garden, which was mainly funded by the Virginia Department of Transportation: part of a goal to establish numerous similar projects around the state…
SOURCE: POSTED ON NOVEMBER 30, 2017 BY