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- Injured baby hawk saved by FDNY in Queens:: From New York City comes a story about an immature Coopers Hawk injured and rescued by a Fireman who also happens to be a wildlife rehabilitator.
- South Waterfront & OHSU Ecoroof Tour:: From the TERRA.fluxus blog is a recap of one of the tours as part of Ecoroof Portland this month.
- Recap: Stephan Brenneisen Visit and SOWA/OHSA tour:: Another recap of the tours, this one from the Ecoroof Portland Blog.
- Downtown Ecoroof Walking Tour:: More coverage of a second tour as part of Ecoroof Portland.
- Pet Talk: Cats and birds would benefit from plan to keep cats inside, two groups say:: From Oregon Live is a story about two groups finding they have a common interest in keeping cats indoors.
- An Interview with Deborah Mathies: Raptors in the City:: This very interesting interview from Education News discusses the beginning and goals of the Raptors in the City program as well as the benefits to helping kids learn about raptors, particularly Peregrine Falcons.
- Pacific chorus frogs make urban comeback:: This excellent article from High Country News discusses an eight year old effort to save a remaining population of frogs and how successful it’s been.
- Outdoor preschool takes root on Vashon Island:: This older article from the Seattle Times features a unique preschool held entirely outdoors, teaching the kids about wildlife and plants and general ecology.
- ‘Lights Out’ policies save thousands of migratory birds from fatal attraction:: A look at the Lights Out policies in Chicago and whether they’re being successful.
- Spiderman on Broadway? ‘Been There, Done That,’ Say Ants:: This article and podcast from Miller-McCune discusses the biodiversity of ants in one of the most populous places in the world.
- Migrating Moths Can Travel As Fast As Songbirds:: A fascinating article from Smithsonian about a new study showing that over long distances, the Silver Y Moth can migrate just as fast as a Willow Warbler.
- Little Brown Bats: Great Neighbors for Portland Gardens:: This great story from Neighborhood Notes highlights the benefits of the Little Brown Bat and how to provide habitat and shelter for them.
- Portland’s defunct St. Johns Landfill, once a stinking dump, rises from the trash into a meadow suited to lure larks:: Another story from Portland and Oregon Live, this one discusses the efforts to transform a landfill into suitable habitat for larks.
- 8-Year-Olds Publish Scientific Bee Study:: This great article from Wired Science features a group of British school children who likely became the youngest to ever have their work published in a peer-review journal. You can read the entire paper, written and illustrated by the kids here.
- Birder Urges Going Native to Restore Songbird Sanctuaries:: From the Fairfield Patch this article discusses how to plant to create sanctuaries for songbirds.
- Snoqualmie Tribe helps restore historic habitat to Fall City park:: An interesting story from SnoValley Star which features a restoration effort to bring back a historic landscape.
- Takoma Park certified as community wildlife habitat:: Another new community habitat has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation, the first in Maryland.
- How Do You Rehabilitate an Urban Coyote?:: From Chicago Mag this article features a coyote rescued from an overpass and describes the rehabilitation process.
- Protecting the pollinators part 1:: This great piece from Wellcome Trust highlights pollinators link to crops and wildflowers, how they do in urban environments and how to improve their habitat.
- Portland’s Audubon Society fights light pollution, helps migrating birds with Lights Out Portland:: One more story from Portland and Oregon Live, this one featuring the new Lights Out Portland program aimed at reducing bird strikes on buildings.
- Pollinator Conservation Seed Mixes:: The Xerces Society is now selling regional seed mixes appropriate for attracting pollinators, although they are not yet all available.
- How to…make a bumble bee nest:: An excellent resource from BBC Gardeners’ World with simple instructions.
- San Francisco – Still Wild At Heart:: This is a film about the coyote population in San Francisco and their impact.
- Unique overpasses for bighorn sheep show initial success:: From the Prescott Daily Courier is a story about the early success of a wildlife crossing designed specifically for bighorn sheep.
- Rain Gardening – How to make a habitat wall:: This video from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust describes how to dress up a bare wall to make suitable for invertebrates.
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.
Latest posts by Kelly Brenner (see all)
- Diary of an Urban Wild Garden: Spring Nesting - June 13, 2017
- Field Journal: Late Spring Insects at Magnuson Park - June 7, 2017
- Diary of an Urban Wild Garden: Spotted Towhee Nest - May 30, 2017