quarry rings - Providing Bird & Bat Habitat in an Urban Park


steel, stone, recycled plastic

Commissioned by Seattle Parks & Recreation

Located in a new city park on the site of an old gravel quarry on the west side of Lake Union. The quarrying left an amphitheater-shaped bowl that developed a small wetland at its center.

5 raised gabion rock rings reflect the site's past while also creating bird and bat nesting habitat in the park. Bird nest canisters of varying sizes are integrated into rings to accommodate a variety of species. Slots on the underside of the rings provide access to bat nest boxes incorporated into the rings.

The artwork resonates with the gabion walls and other park features designed by Site Workshop LLC Landscape Architects. 

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