Friday Film:: City Bats

A new feature on The Metropolitan Field Guide will be a video post every other week. There are a lot of great videos out there about urban wildlife, urban biodiversity and many other topics related to the design of...

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Integrated Habitats Design Competition 2010:: Matripolis

As the 2011 Integrated Habitats Design Competition is getting launched, I’m looking at the winning entries from the 2010 competition in a series of posts. Matripolis, which won the runner up prize, is a designed community for 500 people created by Paul Jones and...

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Wildlife Plants:: Pacific Bleeding Heart

The pink, heart-shaped flowers of this plant define the pacific bleeding heart (Dicentra formosa). While the flowers are not as showy as some of the popular ornamental varieties, the plant as a whole is still beautiful and offers great...

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Swift Night Out

Read Urban Species Profile:: Swifts for detailed information about the Vaux's Swifts.  Twice a year Vaux's Swifts roost in the chimney at Frank Wagner Elementary School in Monroe, Washington. Once a year the school hosts 'Swift Night Out' where people come visit...

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Foragings:: The latest news, resources, designs and more

News Green Roofs:: An informative article by green roof expert Dusty Gedge discusses the benefits of small-scale green roofs for biodiversity. What kind of meadow is best for wildlife?:: This interesting article from the Guardian's garden blog discusses the benefits and differences...

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Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens Blog Roundup

Back in May I announced that I was joining the Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens team to contribute a post every month. I have since then written five articles for the blog but unless you follow The Metropolitan Field...

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