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.
Starlings summon up images of great murmurations in the sky. Flocks of wheeling dark dots morphing and merging as they come into roost.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking Amy Chomowicz from Portland (PDX) onto the wetland green roof at the V&A museum.
The Bee wolf main claim to fame is that it hunts honey bees. Hence its name ‘wolf’. But it is also a good pollinator.
The patch of Brooklime (Veronica Beccabunga) some few bumblebees and Honey bees. Some used the leaves to drink water others just collected nectar.
Spring sunlight bathed the southern part of the bank in warmth. Life suddenly felt a whole lot better. A Comma (Polygonia c-album) was the first to catch my eye.
Black Redstarts on the largest green roof at the London Olympic Site are breeding. So green roofs do work work for biodiversity and they do work for black redstarts.
on a green roof tour of Switzerland, we noticed this excellent green wall on the Sihl City complex in Zurich. About five species of different climbers using a Jakob steel system.
The kingfisher perches on the edge of the green roof looking slightly bedraggled and a Pileated Woodpecker feeds her chick.
Long may the Carline thistle flourish and it’s golden brown flowers be a banner proclaiming that poor soils are in fact good soils for biodiversity.