Christine Peterson has spent the past five years writing about science, nature and the outdoors for the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s statewide newspaper. When she isn’t tracking wolves, watching sage grouse or trapping black-footed ferrets, she’s chasing trout.
All Stories from Christine
Why Are Some Wolves Black? The Answer Will Surprise You
Black wolves are more common in some populations than others, and recent research finds a surprising correlation.
Cactus Holes and Cobwebs: The Weird Nesting Habits of Birds
From burying eggs in sand to building 2,000 pound thatch structures, birds use some weird ways to nurture eggs and young.
Wildlife Bedtime: Weird Nesting Habits of North American Wildlife
From spider sleeping bags to snake cuddles, the wildlife find interesting ways to retreat and rest.
Deer Mice: Get to Know North America’s Most Abundant Mammal
New science and strange facts about North America’s quintessential rodent.
What’s the Weirdest Animal Courtship? Here Are 4 Candidates
Four tales of love in the wild, from peacock spiders to pufferfish.
Squirrel Parkour? The Science Behind Squirrel Acrobatics
Your bird feeder doesn’t stand a chance. New research shows squirrels combine incredible physical abilities with split-second decision making.
Surprising Tales of Toxic Animals
Take a new look at venomous and poisonous creatures. Including ruffed grouse. Seriously.
Why Are You Seeing Lots of Vultures Now?
Large flocks of vultures are circling, but it’s probably not because something is dead.