Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She founded The Metropolitan Field Guide in 2009 and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications including Crosscut, ParentMap and National Wildlife Magazine. She holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.

She is currently writing a book about urban nature to be published by Mountaineers Books.




Low Tide at Alki Beach
Last week produced some of the lowest tides of the year and I spent two days exploring at Alki Beach in West Seattle. The first...

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Field Journal: Churchill – Twin Lakes to Bird Cove
Churchill, Manitoba is a flat landscape, most of the topography long ago scraped away by glaciers. However, we were on our way to see Churchill’s...

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2017 Review of Books
Somehow I managed to read 74 books during the year, so far, not counting picture books. They range from natural history to poetry, graphic novels...

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Field Journal: Churchill – Cape Merry
Sitting on the opposite side of the mouth of the Churchill River from the Prince of Wales Fort is Cape Merry. Our Churchill Northern Studies...

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Field Journal: Churchill – Sloop Cove & Prince of Wales Fort
To get to Sloop Cove in Churchill, Manitoba, you have to cross the Churchill River on a zodiac. Our Churchill Northern Studies Centre group all...

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