The Landscape as Time

This was originally published on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. When I was studying Landscape Architecture at university, I had a professor who was infamous for several sayings. One of the most prolific of his sayings, which any student could nearly...

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

News Bringing natural life into buildings:: Eco-architect Dr Ken Yeang's attempts to introduce more nature into architecture are highlighted in this article. “Many buildings have been ‘de-natured’. Human beings have simplified and fragmented nature.” Loft ambitions: why green roofs are the future...

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The Virtuous Weed:: Pineapple Weed

The Virtuous Weed is a new feature on The Metropolitan Field Guide inspired by The Weeds in My Street on the Cryptoforestry blog. The definition of weed is a highly complicated and controversial affair as Richard Mabey discusses in his...

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3 Pacific Northwest Plants for Winter

This was originally posted on Native Plants & Wildlife Gardens. Here in Seattle we had a very long and very dry summer. It seemed that fall would never arrive as we enjoyed 70 degree days into October. However, the seasons will...

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Book Preview:: Second Nature

I'm excited to bring you a preview of a book from an author intimately acquainted with urban wildlife habitat in Seattle. You may remember the Montlake Fill from the post Marsh Madness (Brackishology):: Marsh & Foster Islands and 'the Fill'. The...

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Friday Film:: Rain gardening – A series of rain gardens

This week's Friday Film features a look at a series of rain gardens designed to capture water from a roof. This video is presented by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust as part of their 'Step by Step Rain Gardens' series.  In...

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