Here is a wonderful short film featuring urban wildlife in Jersey City. The footage features osprey, kingfishers, egrets and more. It’s always great to see people feature urban nature because there’s not nearly enough focus and exploration of the urban environment. Thanks to John Dunstan for sending me a link to his wonderful film to share.

wild jersey city from john dunstan on Vimeo. Music by Kevin Macleod

“There is an increasing interest in wildlife close to and in urban areas, plus people are considering ways to integrate the two, this is all recorded in jersey city, which begins on the west bank of the hudson river directly across from manhattan, for me nature watching in an urban environment is special. At the end i have filmed my phone map so you can see where this is.”

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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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