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  • Urban Development:: Another fascinating post from the Next-door Nature blog, this time about raccoons and how they’ve adapted so well to the built environment.
  • Seeing Red: Cardinal Meadowhawk:: An interesting species profile from the Northwest Dragonflier about a common urban dragonfly.
  • The Story of the Most Common Bird in the World:: This Smithsonian article about the humble House Sparrow may just change your view of them.
  • City Bee Habitat:: An interesting post about creating nesting habitat for solitary urban bees.
  • The Fifth Dimension:: The Finnish Museum of Natural History has an interesting page dedicated to green roofs in urban areas.
  • Facade Greening:: A fascinating look at the history of facade greening
  • Spiders do not bite.:: A must read article that would fit nicely in with the On Being Misunderstood feature which discusses this all too common misconception.
  • Butterfly and Moth Plants:: If you’re in the UK, this is an excellent resource for matching plants to the moths and butterflies they attract.
  • Urban Development:: A fascinating look at raccoons from the Next-Door Nature blog.
  • The Naturescaping Workbook Review:: The Ecologist gives this new book about landscaping for nature a good review.
  • Mental Health and Function:: This excellent page from the University of Washington highlights the ways urban nature can help our mental health.


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Kelly Brenner

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist, writer and photographer based in Seattle. She is the author of NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World, coming April 1, 2020 from Mountaineers Books. She writes freelance articles about natural history and has bylines in Crosscut, Popular Science, National Wildlife Magazine and others. On the side she writes fiction.

Kelly holds a bachelors degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon and a certificate in non-fiction writing from the University of Washington.
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