Green Infrastructure Professional, Speaker, Photographer and Nature Conservationist
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The hairstreak moved around the ragwort unperturbed. For ten minutes it slowly worked the golden florets.
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.
Anyone familiar with my work over the last 20 or so years in London will know my association with the black redstart. It was in fact, how i became involved in green roofs.
Health and wellbeing, as an issue in cities, is becoming an increasingly important agenda.
A new Green Roof Breeding Bird Species was discovered last week, whilst we doing a green roof tour in Essex.
Habitats for wildlife in London are varied. Would most Londoners think of green roofs in the capital as wild space? I suspect not. And I am pretty sure most Londoners would not be aware of their existence.
Industrial Shed designers and developers have for too long be able to get away without having to face up to the green building agenda.
The Big Butterfly Count has only a few days to go. It finishes on 9th August. Since 17th July I have been out counting on Blackheath. Map of Blackheath - Big butterfly Count areas Blackheath Big Butterfly Count The map shows the main areas of Blakheath that I cover....