All posts by Niki Wilson

Science writer Niki Wilson lives in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Her writing about nature and the environment can be found at BBCEarth, BioScience, Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Magazine, and Canadian Geographic. She is a faculty member of the Beakerhead Science Communications School. Say hello at nikiwilson.com, or in the twitterverse @niki_wilson.

Did A Caribou Help Fly Santa’s Sleigh?

When a radio-collared caribou went missing from a study population in Canada last December, researchers assumed it had died or been killed. Then when it showed up again just days after Christmas, new theories of just where the caribou had been started circulating.

Late Nights With Bats In The City

Just like cats and spiders, the representation of blood-sucking vampire bats is often seen in seasonal decor and festivities this time of year. But in actuality, bats are very much a part of everyday life in a variety of urban areas across North America, completely oblivious to their role in All Hallows Eve celebrations. Learn more about how these often misunderstood animals are adjusting to life in cities.