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- Birdsafe Design Proposal In Calgary:: From Urban Birdscapes is a story about the approval by the Calgary Planning Commission of Bird-Safe Urban Design Guidelines (PDF).
- Bats and Lighting Research Project:: This is a really interesting website documenting a research project by a PhD student at the University of Bristol.
- VIDEO: New cameras reveal secret lives of peregrine falcons:: Here is a story about a new Peregrine Falcon nest cam at Nottingham Trent University.
- Green: Basel’s green roof initiative:: Here is a really interesting video featuring green roof expert Stephan Brenneisen talking about green roofs in Switzerland.
- An Interview with Stephan Brenneisen:: From the City of Portland, where Stephan Brenneisen is giving a talk this month, is an interview about habitat and green roofs.
- Birds Eye View From a Peregrine Falcon Nest Site in Atlantic City:: This article includes a series of interesting photos and description of the resident Peregrine Falcons.
- Hawks landing in D.C. neighborhoods:: More urban raptors, this time a Red-tailed Hawk in Washington D.C.
- Trackers go wild in the city:: Here’s a really interesting story by the Portland Tribune about a tracking class offered as part of Nature University which has been running for 16 years now.
- San Francisco sidewalk gardens cause kerfuffle:: This story is about an unpopular project launched by the city of San Francisco. It’s very interesting to compare and contrast the story to this one: Vancouver’s Green Streets.
- Weather Radar Clutter is Boon for Biologists:: From the AP is an interesting story about a new science “Aeroecology”, in which biologists are using weather radar for tracking birds, bats and insects. This is helping them to study behavior as well as migration and seasonal changes.
- Tips to attract bees to your yard:: From The Christian Science Monitor is an article highlighting the importance of insects and how to best landscape for bees.
- Great Lakes Urban Habitat Restoration Symposium:: Although this conference was in 2009, there are links to many interesting presentations.
- Join in our bee hotel project:: From the Natural History Museum is a new project encouraging people to create bee hotels
- Information Sheet: Bee Hotels (PDF):: This resource is from Hymettus Ltd and BWARS which describes how to create a bee hotel and maintain it.
- Urban Coyotes:: Want to learn more about urban coyotes? The Audubon Society of Portland has a website with information about them.
- Seeds for Green Roofs:: This new blog hopes “…to learn and share the worldwide beauty, form and function of plants found growing naturally across rooftops, structures old and new, from church steeples, mountain cliffs, bridges and stone outcroppings.”
- Swift Towers of Emilia Romagna (PDF):: This is a really interesting slideshow of a tour of ancient swift towers in the Italian countryside.
- Habitat for Urban Wildlife / Ifat Finkelman_Ofer Bilik Architects:: From ArchDaily is a winning entry for a design competition to repurpose Israeli water towers.
- Habitat Walls – Bee Hotels for Green Roofs:: This project from Green Roof Shelters is a modular habitat wall which could be placed on green roofs to provide additional habitat.