Nature Now

Nature Now #525
Wetland Field Trip, part 1

(Reprise airdate: July 21, 2021) Nature Now takes to the field! Host Debaran Kelso meets with ecologist Dr. Geoff Hammerson and sound engineer (& fellow wetland lover!) Nora Petrich for a field trip exploring one of our local wetlands.

Nature Now #524
Laurel Anne Moulton

(Reprise airdate: July 14, 2021) Naturalist Laurel Anne Moulton shares her experiences with Mary Robson in identifying and appreciating spiders.

Nature Now #523
Nature Obscura, Part 2

(Reprise airdate: July 7, 2021) Explore everything from flies to folklore as Nan Evans talks with Seattle author, photographer, and urban naturalist, Kelly Brenner, about her book Nature Obscura.

Nature Now #522 Climate Change and Life in the Sea, Part 2

(Reprise airdate: June 30, 2021) Nature Now’s Nan Evans continues her conversation with Dr. Jan Newton, a biological oceanographer at the University of Washington, about climate change and the work being done to better understand how the oceans are being affected and what this can mean for human communities.

Nature Now #521
Marine Mammal Stranding, part 2

(Airdate: June 23, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guests Betsy Carlson of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Fred Sharpe of the Alaska Whale Foundation for a discussion on marine mammal stranding (Part 2 of a two part program).

Nature Now #510
Ecological Benefits of Community Forests

(Airdate: June 9, 2021) Erik Kingfisher and Carrie Clendaniel from the Jefferson Land Trust join Nature Now host Nan Evans at Valley View Forest south of Chimacum to talk about the ecological health of forests, optimizing ecological and human benefits from a “community forest’, and recent activities at Valley View.

Nature Now #518
Broadleaf Trees of Quimper Peninsula

(Reprise airdate: June 2, 2021) In the second of a set of conversations about the native trees of the Quimper Peninsula, Nan Evans and Erik Kingfisher spend an afternoon in the field looking for and talking about the broad leaf trees – both the deciduous ones and the evergreen broad leafs.

Nature Now #517
Nature Obscura, part 1

(Reprise airdate: May 26, 2021) Nan Evans talks with Seattle author, photographer, and urban naturalist, Kelly Brenner, about her book Nature Obscura and the strange and wonderful things one can learn just by observing the world around us. Tardigrades? Slime molds? And who knows what else?

Nature Now #516
Marine Mammal Stranding, part 1

(Airdate: May 19, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guests Betsy Carlson of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Dr. Fred Sharpe of the Alaska Whale Foundation for a discussion about marine mammal stranding in our area (Part 1 of a two part program).

Nature Now #514
Nature Obscura, part 1

(Airdate: May 12, 2021) Nan Evans talks with Seattle author, photographer, and urban naturalist, Kelly Brenner, about her book Nature Obscura and the strange and wonderful things one can learn just by observing the world around us. Tardigrades? Slime molds? And who knows what else?

Nature Now #512
Bird Migration Part 2

(Reprise airdate: April 28, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso hosts Part 2 of an interview with Dr. Geoff Hammerson, on the wonders of bird migration (this is part 2 of a 2-part show).

Nature Now #511

(Airdate: April 21, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with geologist Varn Brooks on a field trip introducing us to local coastal geology (part 2 of a two-part program).

Nature Now #510
Spring Walk Above the Elwa

(Airdate: April 14, 2021) Mary Robson hosts Laurel Anne Moulton,  Regional Horticultural Specialist for Callam County, in a spring walk identifying flowers and shrubs in forest and ‘bald’  locations.

Nature Now #509
Springtime in the Quimper Corridor

(Airdate: April 7, 2021) Celebrate Port Townsend’s natural treasure, the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, with Nan Evans. Nan and her guests take listeners on a virtual field trip looking for the first signs of spring. Special guests are Sarah Spaeth, Director of Conservation and Strategic Partnerships with the Jefferson Land Trust; and local naturalists Wendy Feltham, Geoff Hammerson, and Chloe Lampert. (Pre-recorded as part of the Jefferson Land Trust Conservation Breakfast in March 2021)

Nature Now #508
Bird Migration Part 1

(Reprise airdate: March 21, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with Dr. Geoff Hammerson on different aspects of bird migration (this is part 1 of a 2-part show).

Nature Now #506
Water Predictions 2021

(Airdate: March 17, 2021) Hydrologist Ann Soule discusses with Mary Robson this year’s snow accumulation and the resulting potential water resources for this summer.

Nature Now #505
Puffins and Climate Change

(Airdate: March 10, 2021) Climate change in the marine environment, food webs and forage fish, puffins and other seabirds – fitting it all together. Nan Evans, in conversation with Dr. John Piatt of the USGS Alaska Science Center, explores the interconnections and the changing marine ecosystems.

Nature Now #504
Being a Naturalist in the Year of the Pandemic

(Airdate: March 3, 2021) Nan Evans and Wendy Feltham talk about their experiences as naturalists during this strange last year of the pandemic – adjusting to stay-at-home orders, practicing social distancing, losing opportunities, discovering new ways of learning and sharing, finding new favorite places to explore in our own neighborhoods, and adapting to change.

Nature Now #503
Understanding The Tides – Part 2

(Reprise airdate: February 24, 2021) Host Nan Evans talks via phone with Jonathan White, active marine conservationist, sailor and surfer, and author of the new book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, and talks about his quest to better understand tides.

Nature Now #502
Problem Birds

(Airdate: February 17, 2021) Mary Robson and Gary Bullock discuss problems birds have with extreme weather conditions, freezing and snow, and other seasonal observations.