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Nature Obscura

A City's Hidden Natural World

April 1, 2020 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781680512076
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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 impactednature, 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.

About this Author

Kelly Brenner is a naturalist and writer based in Seattle with a focus on urban nature. In 2009 she founded The Metropolitan Field Guide, a blog for ideas, thoughts, and resources for the design of urban wildlife habitat. She has since contributed articles to a variety of other websites and publications including ParentMap, The Nature of Cities, Sustainable Cities Collective, Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, Seattle Audubon, Local Ecologist, and others. Visit her online at and on Instagram @MetroFieldGuide.

ISBN: 9781680512076
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 208
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Published: 2020-04-01

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