Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and author 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.
She earned a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon in 2009 and continues to take regular classes on a wide variety of nature topics. She also regularly attends nature talks around the Seattle area. She is currently enrolled in a certificate program for non-fiction writing at the University of Washington.
She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has explored much of the region and investigated the local flora and fauna. Her favorite wildlife to watch are dragonflies.
On the side she also photographs the natural world and sells nature related arts and crafts in her Etsy Nature Shop. She has recently started watercolor sketching and keeping a nature journal. She loves to travel abroad and enjoys exploring the nature of other countries. She also regularly explores nature in the Pacific Northwest from Mount Rainier down to the city of Seattle.