About NATURE OBSCURA
With wonder and a sense of humor, Nature Obscura author Kelly Brenner aims to help us rediscover our connection to the natural world that is just outside our front door — we just need to know where to look.
Through explorations of a rich and varied urban landscape, Brenner reveals the complex micro-habitats and surprising nature found in the middle of a city. In her hometown of Seattle, which has plowed down hills, cut through the land to connect fresh- and saltwater, and paved over much of the rest, she exposes a diverse range of strange and unknown creatures. From shore to wetland, forest to neighborhood park, and graveyard to backyard, Brenner uncovers how our land alterations have impacted nature, for good and bad, through the wildlife and plants that live alongside us, often unseen. These stories meld together, in the same way our ecosystems, species, and human history are interconnected across the urban environment.
Atlas Obscura : Nature Obscura – Wonders From Home series
Kelly Brenner with Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Town Hall Seattle – Watch Here
Kelly Brenner in conversation with Seattle Audubon – Watch Here
How to Be a Backyard Naturalist with KNKX – Watch here
Kelly Brenner in conversation with Bell Museum
Be an Urban Naturalist with King County Library