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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Presidio Habitats

Running now through May 15th of 2011 is Presidio Habitats in San Francisco. It is a joint venture between FOR-SITE Foundation and Presidio Trust and started running May 16th of this year. The Presidio has a long and interesting military...

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Cambridgeshire’s Bird Hotel

This was mentioned in a recent Foragings post, but it has such great design implications that I wanted to feature it in more detail. Over several years a landowner has turned previous agriculture land into a wetland habitat. Natural England...

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A Roof for the Birds:: Creating habitat on the Portland Mausoleum roof

This is my comprehensive project that I completed in my final year of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Oregon. The two-term project was the culmination of my educational career and I wanted to choose something meaningful that...

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Stone Walls for Wildlife

Retaining walls are a fact of life for many landscapes, even those with only a slight slope. The majority of walls however, are constructed as a flat surface, stones bound together with mortar which don't serve any benefit to...

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Urban Species Profile:: Swifts

Swifts are one of the few birds that can draw crowds like rock stars. Their roosting is one of the greatest migration wonders of the natural world and they often choose to share it with us in the urban...

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