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Ken Keffer

location-pin Bloomington, Indiana

School: University of Wyoming

Expertise: Birding, butterflies and bugs, outdoor lifestyle, backyard wildlife

Ken Keffer

  • Book Highlights: Knowing the Trees, Earth Almanac, Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book
  • Outdoor Writers Association of America Excellence in Craft Award Winner

Experience

Ken Keffer has a degree in wildlife biology and is an award-winning environmental educator and author. His career has been spent highlighting the importance of nature and encouraging people to explore the outdoors. Ken is the current president of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He recently put down roots in Bloomington, Indiana, where he and his wife Heather Ray own a backyard bird feeding nature shop. His work can be found at www.kenkeffer.net.

Education

University of Wyoming

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Articles

Go Up North to See a Great Gray Owl

The great gray owl is the largest owl in North America, measuring over 2 foot tall! Find out where you can spot these elusive birds of prey.

11 Fascinating Northern Cardinal Bird Facts

Meet the recognizable and beloved northern cardinal. Get cardinal bird facts, including why male cardinals are red, and where cardinals live.

More Than 70 Bird Names Are Changing — Here’s Why

Learn more about the committee in charge of naming and organizing birds and find out why dozens of species will soon be called something new.