Stephanie M. Dloniak

Writing about science, nature, and adventure for children and adults.




My first video for The Shackleton & Selous Society is up! All footage is from our journey into Indonesia aboard the Silolona, with S&S Fellow Patti Seery. To watch the HD full screen version click this link:
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A cattle herder found my camera trap... Stolen by hyenas about a month ago! Not exactly fixable! ... See MoreSee Less

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Watch: Just a quarter inch (five millimeters) long, male peacock spiders are known for their brightly colored backs and mating dances.

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I am an American biologist slowly morphing into a science-nature-adventure writer. I am ultimately interested in our relationships with the natural world, and I mainly write features about wildlife research and conservation, the environment, and travel in wild (and some not-so-wild) places.

I was born and raised in the small town of Titusville, Pennsylvania. Titusville’s main claim to fame is the world’s first oil well, drilled by Colonel Edwin L. Drake in 1859. Ida Tarbell, a muckraker of note, also called Titusville home for a number of years.

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