Keith Bruno

Keith Bruno

Southwest Colorado Community Naturalist

Keith Bruno is our community naturalist serving southwest Colorado, where he runs ecology programs at the Hershey Foundation’s Four Mile Ranch located near Pagosa Springs. He enjoys teaching about birds, native plants, pollinators, food security, snow science, and generally anything that gets him outdoors. Before Audubon, Keith received a master’s degree in natural eesources with an environmental education certificate from the University of Idaho. He spent most of his 20s and 30s roaming around the west working wildlife and plant technician jobs with some forays into mountain guiding and market farming.  He enjoys skiing, gardening, fishing, hunting, mountain climbing, and exploring Puebloan dwellings of the desert Southwest. Now he gets to do it with his young daughter!

Articles by Keith Bruno

How to Build a Pollinator House
Community Naturalist

How to Build a Pollinator House

— Attract native mason bees by building a place for them to nest.
The Pagosa Springs 2020 Christmas Bird Count
Community Science

The Pagosa Springs 2020 Christmas Bird Count

— Counting Birds Because it Matters
Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika
Community Naturalist

Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika

— A new community science project connects students to climate change.
Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community
Habitat Hero

Encouraging Native Pollinators in Your Community

— Students released 700 native bees in Pagosa Springs (and no one was stung)!
The 119th Christmas Bird Count in Pagosa Springs
Blog

The 119th Christmas Bird Count in Pagosa Springs

— Learn what volunteer community scientists observed during the count.