Foragings:: The latest news, resources, designs and more
- Urban birdlife: encouraging peregrine falcons in London:: from Ecologist highlights the Peregrine Falcons found on some of the most iconic buildings around the city such as the Houses of Parliament.
- Spotting wildlife in Bengaluru:: from Citizen Matters in Bangalore is an excellent article about the urban wildlife found in Bangalore, India.
- Urban Bird Watching Program Helps Ease Anxiety for Children Involved in Family Court Proceedings:: from NJToday is an interesting article about a program funded by a grant from Celebrate Urban Birds which provides education and a distraction to kids and families while involved in court matters.
- Bee Investigations in South Puget Sound:: from the Nature Conservancy tells about a new study looking at a little known topic, native bees of the Puget Sound region.
- Urban trees ‘help migrating birds’:: is an article from the BBC that talks about a study that found even the smallest forest patches in the city can be beneficial to migrating birds.
- Honey Bee Haven:: which was featured in this post: Honey Bee Haven, is having it’s grand opening on September 11th. Visit this website to see a list of activities planned as well as a list of the 50 species already found in the new garden.
- Auberle wants to be wildlife home too:: is an article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that highlights a home for kids and families who may have nowhere else to turn and how they’re trying to get their campus certified as wildlife habitat.
- All together now… where’s our tea?: The baby swallows whose nest was saved from demolition:: is an article with excellent photos from Mail Online in the UK about the relocation of a nest full of baby swallows.
- Golden Gate Audubon helping to promote Lights Out for Birds in the Bay Area:: discusses the efforts in the Bay Area to get lights turned off for migrating birds.
- Native Bee Biology:: from the Xerces Society is an excellent page to learn the basics of native bee biology such as lifecycle, nesting, metamorphosis and lifestyle.
- Encyclopedia of Life:: is an excellent project with a massive amount of information about the life on earth.
- Design and Management of Rafts (PDF):: from the RSPB is a good resource for creating floating habitat islands which I featured in this post: Floating Habitat Islands.
- Mobile Garden:: is a fascinating project in Chicago which is a flatcar train filled with native plants that will travel on the back of regular service trains.
- Rain Gutter Gardens was featured by two blogs, the first Life on the Balcony includes directions on how to create them and the second, digginfood features several examples. These are an interesting idea for apartment and condo dwellers which would be great hung along railings or walls and when painted could look quite nice and offer some valuable space for wildlife plants.
- Warning to All Birds: All-Glass Buildings Ahead:: is another article, this time from the NY Times, about the new crash resistant glass that was inspired by spider webs.
- Swift Watch 2010:: has started in Portland, Oregon, which was discusses in the post Urban Species Profile:: Swifts.
- It’s the Bee’s Knees! (No, Really):: from NPR this article has some fascinating microscopic images with incredible detail of bees.
- Here’s an interesting video of Chimney Swifts roosting in a chimney in Washington D.C.