Day after day I research and write about urban wildlife habitat and as a city dweller I see a lot of pigeons, crows, starlings and juncos, but last night I was pleasantly surprised to find an Anna’s Hummingbird on my sixth floor balcony taking advantage of a container of lavender. It was an excellent reminder of the amazing wildlife right outside our doors even in the middle of the city.

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird in Seattle

Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird in Seattle

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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle. She founded and writes The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat and has contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications.

Kelly has a certificate from the University of Washington in non-fiction writing. She continually takes classes and attends talks on various natural history topics. In 2009 she earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon.

She's also an avid photographer focusing on the natural world.
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