Greening the city

Working on an enormous 300m long retaining wall to the rail lands of the Stratford International Quarter, adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Park with the fabulous landscape architects Gustafson Porter Bowman.

 

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A swift watch, with banging & fledging

We were very privileged to see a fledgling leave the nest for the first time whilst swift watching with Edward and Mandy Meyer of Swift Conservation on Marta Strand's terrace in last week. We had been invited to see behaviour called 'banging' - gangs of swifts race past the nest, briefly pausing at the nest hole, sometimes clinging briefly to the bricks before moving on.

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