365 Nature – Day 162

In 2016 I’m doing a 365 Nature project. Each day of the year I will post something here about nature. It may be any format, a photo, video, audio, sketch or entry from my nature journal. It could be a written piece. Each day I will connect to nature in some way and share it here by the end of that day. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to the RSS feed or be notified by email. See all the 365 Nature posts.

June is also 30 Days Wild and I’m participating again this year.


Today we left Seattle in the afternoon to go camping. It started raining a bit when we arrived and after we finished setting up camp, we went for a walk and then the rain really started and we got drenched. One of the first things I did when we arrived was check the bathroom for moths. Last year we camped in the same place and I found great moths in the bathroom and outside around the lights each day. I wasn’t disappointed today and there were many moths, a couple of which looked unfamiliar. One has curved wings and really beautiful colors. I’m hoping for a few breaks in the rain to find some other insects and maybe some birds. I heard a Raven as we were setting up, but not much else since the rain started.

The wildflowers are still blooming here even though mine have all finished.

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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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