About me

A lifetime of fascination with animals, plants, and life science

Dedicated to bringing the wonders of the natural world to curious people of all ages

You know that age in children when they question everything and every other word is “why”? I never grew out of that phase (and I hope I never will).

I spent my childhood engrossed in the plants and animals that surrounded me. My favorite place to visit was the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s fish hatchery, my favorite television show was Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and my favorite books were Funk & Wagnall’s Wildlife Encyclopedia. I once walked straight into a lamppost on a busy street, thanks to pondering a pigeon. And I spent my twelfth birthday grounded, thanks to an untimely hiss by the garter snake I hid in my sock drawer (still sorry about that, Mom!).

Now that I’m all grown up, my enthusiasm for the wonders of the natural world around me is stronger than ever.

I am a proud member of the following organizations:

I spend my free time asking questions about the plants and animals I see everyday, researching the answers, and sharing them here on Now I Wonder.

My goal with Now I Wonder is to share with you the same thrill of discovery – of not only spotting a dragonfly, butterfly, or grasshopper, but learning what it is, what it does, and why it matters.

If you want to engage in a new or deeper way with the living things that share our world – or even just enjoy a “Wow, I never knew that!” moment – you’ll find helpful and detailed answers to your questions right here on Now I Wonder.


Christine taking photos of wildlife for Now I Wonder along a river in the southeastern United States. Owner and author of www.nowiwonder.com. All rights reserved.
Five seconds earlier, this small Yellowbelly Slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) was sharing his log with a four-and-a-half foot tall Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias).

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