Know your birds – Ten feathered friends to look out for along the Madeira Drive Green Wall on International Dawn Chorus Day

Know your birds – Ten feathered friends to look out for along the Madeira Drive Green Wall on International Dawn Chorus Day

There are over 100 types of flowering plant growing on the Madeira Drive Green Wall ‘Local Wildlife Site’.

And there are 10 types of bird that have been seen nesting, or feeding, in these plants.

See how many birds you can spot next time you’re down there…it’s a great time to visit as it’s breeding season and there should be lots of birdsong.

Here’s what to look for, and let us know if you can add to the list!

Clockwise from Top Left: Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock, Wood pigeon, Starling
Clockwise from Top Left: Herring gull, Feral pigeon, Goldfinch, House martin, House sparrow

All photos used under creative commons licence.

Green Roof Shelters

Green Roof Shelters Ltd have just launched a great new product, reusing shipping containers and adding green credentials by the bucket-load.

Also check out the green roof container village in Brighton & Hove, England.

They say:

Green Roof Shipping Container

We have mixed the iconic industrial design and portability of a used shipping container and encased it with all we have learned about green roofs and habitat walls.

We can adapt these boxes into anything from secure storage, bike shelters, outdoor classrooms, green stages and soon to come home office/garden room. All delivered to site complete with planted green roof.

Green Roof Shelters Ltd Containers