K E L L Y  B R E N N E R




NATURE OBSCURA: A City’s Hidden Natural World will be published April 1, 2020 from Mountaineers Books. Pre-order now on IndieBound, Powells, Third Place Books, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Book Depository in Europe.

My freelance writing on natural history has appeared in National Wildlife Magazine, Crosscut, Popular Science and others. You can find them on the Freelance page.

I have also written about natural history on this website for a decade. Click on ‘Features’ or go to Articles.


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I have spent years photographing nature, from trees to chickadees. Although I focus my lens on everything,
I have a particular interest in macro photography looking at invertebrates. 



Read my latest article Government workers with autism may go unpaid, despite their valuable contributions to science on Popular Science
You can now buy prints of some of my photos in my Etsy Shop
I was on KUOW talking crows vs eagles and other urban animals. In a wildlife fight, who wins against a crow? 
You can now play every past #StreetCreatures quiz here, just go to ‘Street Creatures‘ on the menu
My Twitter game #StreetCreatures was featured on The Verge: Test your animal knowledge with these challenges on Twitter


Poem of the Week: Dryad
By Mary Carolyn Davies Dryad, hidden in this tree!Break your bonds and talk to me! No one’s watching, only peepFrom your cave! The town’s asleep!...

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How to Make a Wetland Container
Ponds and wetlands are a wealth of diversity, but it’s challenging to observe what goes on beneath the surface of the water, or even know...

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Poem of the Week: Wandering Clouds
By Edith Södergran Wandering clouds have fastened themselves to the mountain’s edge,for endless hours they stand in silence and wait:if a chivvying wind wants to...

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Folklore & Nature: Fairy Butter
In Little Langdale the Busk and the Forge, the latter place only separated from our parish by the Brathay, were regularly visited by fairies —...

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Poem of the Week: To All Four Winds
By Edith Södergran No bird strays here into my hidden corner,no black swallow that brings longing,no white gull that tides a storm…In the shadow of...

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