Supporting wildlife, connecting communities

51 architecture swift and bat column woking

51 architecture’s swift, bat and town-twinning column transforms the public entrance to the Woking Borough Council into an open-air classroom, somewhere for children to learn about the extraordinary lives of these tiny creatures.


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We Love Swifts

 Screaming Party. Copyright Bernard Genton

Over the following weeks we will be sharing swift pictures and facts over TwitterInstagram and Facebook under the hashtags #swiftfacts and #saveourswifts. Please join us by sharing your swift stories, facts and images or videos. We look forward to seeing them and spreading the word on how wonderful swifts are for many more to enjoy and be aware of them this summer.  Help us spread the word about swifts and their needs so we can continue to enjoy their visits for many more summers to come.

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Read this and love Swifts!

"There’s nothing like Swifts for brightening up our lives. Only Swifts can add such dash, excitement and drama to the sky. Nothing else can get near to flying like that, and bring that something extra special to the skies above even the grimmest townscape." Edward Mayer

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Edward Mayer talks about swifts

As we announced earlier, the wonderful Edward Mayer from Swift Conservation UK came to Habi-Sabi HQ to share with us some of his vast expertise on swifts. We managed to pull him aside for a few minutes to ask him basic facts about the swift life-cycle and how we can best support them in our cities.

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February 27, 2015

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Edward Mayer at Habi-Sabi

Ed Mayer from swift conservation UK at the Habi-Sabi HQ

We were lucky today to have Ed Mayer, one of our favorite people, coming to Habi-Sabi HQ for lunch. Over an incredibly tasty homemade pie Ed shared with us his swift stories and gave us a few tips for a project we're working on with the swift boxes to allow for monitoring the colonies.


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