It's a PR guy's dream: You build an auto plant that you're touting as environmentally friendly, and beautiful rare songbirds start building nests on the roof.
Rolls-Royce says several pairs of breeding skylarks - songbirds whose numbers have been falling in Britain - are building nests in the rooftop landscape of the company's factory near Chichester in southern England. The eight-acre roof is covered with sedum plants, and Rolls-Royce planted the surrounding property with thousands of trees and shrubs to make the industrial site nearly invisible.
Chirped Ian Robertson, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars: "We are delighted to learn that the skylarks have begun nesting on our roof. As well as acting as an ideal habitat for flora and fauna, the living roof also provides insulation in the winter and evaporative cooling in the summer, which cuts energy bills."
There'll always be an England, and thank goodness for that.