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Ken Keffer

location-pin Bloomington, Indiana

School: University of Wyoming, 2002

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


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.


Bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology and management, University of Wyoming

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