Black redstarts, a story of renewal – green roof birds 1

Black redstarts, a story of renewal – green roof birds 1

The black redstart is synonymous with green roofs for me. Importantly, the story of the black redstart is a story of renewal. It is a story of colonising destroyed and forgotten parts of London. A story of moving on as the approach to urban landscape develops. It is a...
Starlings –  murmurations to breakfast

Starlings – murmurations to breakfast

Starlings summon up images of great murmurations in the sky. Flocks of wheeling dark dots morphing and merging as they come into roost. Sadly there are no such large gatherings of starlings in London during the winter months. Starling on Blackheath Starlings in the...
Buildings, birds, Wildlondoncomp

Buildings, birds, Wildlondoncomp

Buildings are habitats. Considering that London has also been greening up it’s buildings over the last 15 years, they have become far more important for wildlife – and especially one of London’s rarer birds – the Black Redstart. Birds and...
A New Green Roof Breeding Bird Species

A New Green Roof Breeding Bird Species

A new Green Roof Breeding Bird Species was discovered last week, whilst we doing a green roof tour in Essex. With the delegates from our workshop series enjoying the lovely ‘Land Rover’ wildflower green roof, John Little uncovered a clutch of hatched eggs.Nestling...
Time industrial sheds were made to green up

Time industrial sheds were made to green up

Industrial Shed designers and developers have for too long be able to get away without having to face up to the green building agenda. I am spurred to write this due to a rather ‘pathetic’ response to planning application by Cory Environmental in London Borough of...

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