Monthly Archives: September 2015

Let’s Hear It For Fowle!


Here at The Edge of the Wood we are not known for our spelling, but in this case we got it right.  Architect and birder Bruce Fowle just completed a renovation of the massive Javits Convention Center in New York City.  His innovative work includes patterned windows that have lowered bird collisions by 90% and a green roof that has attracted 11 bird species including herring gulls who have begun to nest there. Ultrasonic microphones have detected five bat species.  Now kestrel nest boxes are going up.  Is the wave of the future in buildings? Yes, and the future is now.