K E L L Y  B R E N N E R




NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World will be published April 2020 from Mountaineers Books. Pre-order now on IndieBound, Powells, Third Place Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Book Depository in Europe.

My freelance writing on natural history has appeared in National Wildlife Magazine, Crosscut, Popular Science and others. You can find them on the Freelance page.

I have also written about natural history on this website for a decade. Click on ‘Features’ or go to Articles.


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I have spent years photographing nature, from trees to chickadees. Although I focus my lens on everything,
I have a particular interest in macro photography looking at invertebrates. 



Read my latest article Government workers with autism may go unpaid, despite their valuable contributions to science on Popular Science
You can now buy prints of some of my photos in my Etsy Shop
I was on KUOW talking crows vs eagles and other urban animals. In a wildlife fight, who wins against a crow? 
You can now play every past #StreetCreatures quiz here, just go to ‘Street Creatures‘ on the menu
My Twitter game #StreetCreatures was featured on The Verge: Test your animal knowledge with these challenges on Twitter


Field Journal: Nuuksio National Park
The third day of my solo tour of Finland’s National Parks brought me back close to Helsinki when I visited Nuuksio National Park. The afternoon...

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Folklore & Nature: Mother Carey and her Chickens
Well, ah fare you well; we can stay no more with you, my love—Down, set down your liquor and your girl from off your knee;For...

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Poem of the Week: The Shell
By Alfred Tennyson See what a lovely shell, Small and pure as a pearl, Lying close to my foot, Frail, but a work divine, Made so...

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Poem of the Week: The Dragonfly
By Alfred Lord Tennyson Today I saw the dragon-flyCome from the wells where he did lie.An inner impulse rent the veilOf his old husk: from...

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Poem of the Week: The Hawk
By William Butler Yeats Call down the hawk from the air;Let him be hooded or cagedTill the yellow eye has grown mild,For larder and spit...

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