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“Urban landscapes are often viewed as barren & cold scenes of concrete, asphalt & glass.

6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden:  Rain gardens filter runoff and protect groundwater, especially after big rains. They also add unexpected beauty to low spots that tend to collect water and draw wildlife. Here's how to make a rain garden in your own landscape.

6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden

6 Steps to Make a Rain Garden: Rain gardens filter runoff and protect groundwater, especially after big rains. They also add unexpected beauty to low spots that tend to collect water and draw wildlife. Here's how to make a rain garden in your own landsca

Small gardens and urban gardens can still be havens for wildlife!

4 Easy Ways to Turn Your Small Garden Into a Wildlife Haven

Create a thriving wildlife garden in a small space, filled with chirping birds, buzzing bees and pretty butterflies. Gardening advice for small gardens.

ARC: International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition Finalists: The Olin Studio with Explorations Architecture (Paris), Buro Haphold (London), and Applied Ecological Services

Next Generation of Wildlife Crossings Un-Vailed in ARC Competition

ARC: International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition Finalists: The Olin Studio with Explorations Architecture (Paris), Buro Haphold (London), and Applied Ecological Services. Always loved this wildlife bridge.

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Bioswale for stormwater treatment at the Meriwether mixed use development in the South Waterfront District, Portland, Oregon (Mix Use)

Probably the best example of a NATURAL looking pond that I have seen on the internet!

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Put in a Pond Create a soothing garden oasis that delights the senses: refreshing drinks; seed for birds; nectar for bees and butterflies; and hiding places for fish, frogs, and other water-loving wildlife.

Stuff and Nonsense: Luke Hayes – Barbican Conservatory

Forgotten Spaces: the Barbican Conservatory in London. I remember when it was first built and to most eyes was simply a concrete monstrosity. Luckily nature has other ideas.

I think this is especially cool!  Inspired by the loss of the House Sparrow in the Netherlands, these special bricks were created to provide all the basic needs for a habitat. Each unit has the potential to be used as shelter, a space for vertical vegetation or water collection.

Hand-Sculpted "Brick Biotopes" Turn Brick Walls Into Wildlife Habitats (Video) : TreeHugger

Our project of the week: start a wildflower meadow! #homesfornature

Grow wildflowers to create a lively feeding and nesting ground for wildlife, and an attractive feature in your garden

A roadside rain garden that stores stormwater and allows it to infiltrate into the soil.

A roadside rain garden that stores stormwater and allows it to infiltrate into the soil via Green Planet Ethics:

Allie's rooftop garden. I've often wanted to put more description into Allie's rooftop retreat, but thus far, I've not found the right moment to do so. This a lot like I've imagined. The designer in me wants to push it further into a luxurious space, but Allie's parents aren't extremely wealthy and Allie herself isn't outlandish in taste. I think space this would suit her artistic personality very well.

Urban Roof Terrace

When nature conquer rooftop! I love this urban rooftop terrace, a cool place to relax in this world of concrete!

The Habitat Network Creating a citizen science movement to explore how our collective efforts to transform yards and urban landscapes into more diverse habitat can support wildlife and connect people to nature in communities around the world.

The Habitat Network Creating a citizen science movement to explore how our collective efforts to transform yards and urban landscapes into more diverse habitat can support wildlife and connect people to nature in communities around the world.

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