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 a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington in 2016. Kelly continues to take regular classes on a wide variety of nature topics and regularly attends nature talks around the Seattle area. 

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. She loves to travel and enjoys experiencing the nature of other countries as well as exploring nature in the Pacific Northwest from Mount Rainier down to the city of Seattle.

She is most active on Twitter, Pinterest and Goodreads and has recently joined iNaturalist.