Dusty Gedge

Green Infrastructure Professional, Speaker, Photographer and Nature Conservationist

Short biography

Wildlife Specialist

Dusty has been a birdwatcher all his life and has broad interest in nature whether it be wild bees, butterflies or wildflowers. Birds lead to his career in green infrastructure.

Bird, wildlife, landscape and cityscape photographer

Over the last ten years photography has and is an important of part of his life, whether it be on his travels around the world or walking around SE London and the City.

Green Roofs and Green Infrastructure

Currently the President of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations (EFB) and founder of Livingroofs.org, Dusty Gedge is a recognised authority, designer and consultant on green roofs and green infrastructure. He works with Gary Grant for the Green Infrastructure Consultancy Ltd.

He is also co-author with John Little of the Small-scale green roof guide that has helped lots of small roofs sprout across the globe on sheds garages and other small buildings as well as a number of seminal reports on green roofs.

Public Speaking

As a trained performer there is nothing Dusty Gedge likes better than to hold an audience. He is a recognised international speaker on green roofs, green infrastructure and biodiversity.


Dusty has also been a TV presenter on a number of UK shows.


Dusty Gedge photographed in the UK countryside

Social Media/Blogs

There is nothing he likes better than posting reams of things on Twitter, Facebook (he runs a number of pages) and Instagram. – anything to do with the environment, nature and wildlife. He regularly gets asked to promote things on his social networks. If they are worthy, they are willingly shared.

Recent Writing

My recent posts covering the range of topics that interest me. If you are interested in specific topics then the categories can be found in the menu at the top of the page.

Hedgehogs put a prick in HS2

Hedgehogs put a prick in HS2

It would appear hedgehogs are ungrateful beasts. Regent’s Park is a vast wilderness that must just be the perfect hedgehog home range.

Foxes – A mammal for London

Foxes – A mammal for London

I used to see foxes when I was a child in the countryside but rarely. Since I moved to London, 30 years ago, they are almost a daily sight.

A hairstreak on the heath

A hairstreak on the heath

The hairstreak moved around the ragwort unperturbed. For ten minutes it slowly worked the golden florets.

Habitats – wildflower verges and buses

Habitats – wildflower verges and buses

Wildflower verges – we need more wildflower verges in London like those on Blackheath. Blanket mowing of roadside grass really needs to become the rarity not the norm in London.

Wetlands, Rain Gardens and PDX summit

Wetlands, Rain Gardens and PDX summit

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking  Amy Chomowicz from Portland (PDX) onto the wetland green roof at the V&A museum. Amy Chomowicz from PDX on the V&A wetland roof London A rain garden on a roof Rain water pours off the lead roofs either side and is held...

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