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 of urban gardening:: This article from The Ecologist discusses the many benefits of green roofs. Do Wildlife Corridors Really Work?:: From the Smithsonian blog is a discussion about whether corridors actually work and a new crowd-sourcing project to find the answer. Citizen scientists vital for wildlife data collection:: A great article about how scientists rely heavily on their volunteer data …continue reading
News Unleashing the Scientist in the Student:: A fantastic citizen science project enlists seventh grade students to help study salamanders in New York City. WA prison inmates raise imperiled butterflies:: This is an interesting story about local inmates trained with raising butterflies in a prison greenhouse to be released. This is a great program to help prevent a decline in the population of at-risk species and at the same time giving inmates skills and responsibility. Yellow belle on a green roof:: What is believed to be the first breeding colony of yellow belle moths in Yorkshire was recently discovered….on a green roof. …continue reading
News London’s a real hoot after dark, say twitchers:: This article discusses another aspect of London nightlife, the owls. Owl Prowl, taking place in August is run by the the London Wildlife Trust and aims to survey urban owls to raise awareness of the city’s owl population. Troops called in to scare storks with eye contact:: A fascinating article about a conflict between birds and an air show and a creative, non-violent solution found where people stared at the storks making them uncomfortable enough to leave the area. ‘Weeds’: In Defense Of Botany’s Cockroach:: This NPR story features a look …continue reading
The Beautiful Wildlife Garden Blog features a guest post by myself today titled “Be a Citizen Scientist in Your Wildlife Garden“. Head over and check it out and while you’re there, browse through the many other excellent posts about wildlife gardening from some experienced gardeners, it’s a really great resource. You can also find the Wildlife Garden on Facebook and Twitter.