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Nature Now #573
Nature Obscura, Part 2

(Reprise airdate: June 29, 2022) 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 #572
Summer Bird Activities

(Airdate: June 22, 2022) In this reprise airing from a year ago, we wander the woods with Nature Now’s Mary Robson and Gary Bullock for summer bird activities, especially fledglings.

Nature Now #571 Dune Restoration, part 1

(Airdate: June 13, 2022) Join host Debaran Kelso on a field trip to the sandy shores of Fort Worden! Dr. Fred Sharpe is our guest to speak about dune restoration in this area and in other locations on the Olympic Peninsula (Part 1 of a two part program).

Nature Now #570
Tree Thieves

(Airdate: June 8, 2022) If you go into the woods at night, you better go in disguise… What? Tree Thieves? It’s a bigger problem than you thought – threats to forest health and ecology, crime and survival, social and community failures, challenges for us all to do things differently. Learn more as Nan Evans talks with Lyndsie Bourgon, author of a brand new book on the subject.

Nature Now #569
Marine Mammal Stranding

(Reprise Airdate: June 1, 2022) 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 #563
Climate Resiliency on the Olympic Peninsula, part 2

(Airdate: May 25, 2022) Nan Evans and Erik Kingfisher of the Jefferson Land Trust talk about climate resiliency on the North Olympic Peninsula. Longer, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters pose broad threats to forest, farms, and wildlife habitats. Together Nan and Erik will explore whether current conservation efforts are enough. Are these efforts strategically targeted to help benefit biological and human communities? How does science guide us in taking wise conservation actions in the future?

Nature Now #567
Winter Weather, Summer Water

(Airdate: May 18, 2022) Guess what? Rains will cease and Summer’s coming, with predictable challenges to local water supplies. Listen to Nature Now with Ann Soule, Water Resource Manager for the city of Sequim, as she joins Mary Robson to evaluate what’s known about these strange cold weeks, current snowpack, and suggestions for managing during limited rain months. She’s watched that snowpack for over twenty years.

Nature Now #566
Seaweeds, part 2

(Airdate: May 11, 2022) Host Debaran Kelso heads out along the shore with guide Nam Siu of the WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife to talk about our native seaweeds.  This is part two of a two-part program.

Nature Now #564
Seaweeds, part 1

(Airdate: April 27, 2022) Nature Now takes to the field again, as host Debaran Kelso heads out along the shore with guide Nam Siu of the WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife to talk about our native seaweeds.  This is part one of a two-part program.

Nature Now #563
Climate Resiliency on the Olympic Peninsula

(Airdate: April 20, 2022) Nan Evans and Erik Kingfisher of Jefferson Land Trust talk about climate resiliency on the north Olympic Peninsula. Longer, drier summers and warmer, wetter winters pose broad threats to the forests, farms, and wildlife habitats. Together Nan and Eric will explore whether current conservation efforts enough? Are these efforts strategically targeted to help benefit biological and human communities? How does science guide us in taking wise conservation actions for the future?

Nature Now #562
Great Horned Owls Fledge

(Reprise airdate: April 13, 2022) Guest Bob Jepperson from Fidalgo Island relates to Mary Robson the spring progress of fledgling Great Horned Owls as they leave the nest and fly.  Listen here for his sound recordings used on the show.

Nature Now #561 Bob Jepperson

(Reprise airdate: April 6, 2022) Bob Jepperson joins Mary Robson for exploration of the birds in the woods on Fidalgo Island. (First airdate: 1/13/21)

Nature Now #559
Finding Port Orford Cedars

(Airdate: March 23, 2022) Nan Evans talks with Maggie Baker and Suzy Elbow, this year’s AmeriCorps Service Members who are sponsored by the Friends of Fort Worden. Learn about their care of the parks natural resources, their public education activities, and about the Port Orford Cedars found up near the bunkers this past year.

Nature Now #558
Landscaping for Wildlife, part 2

(Airdate: March 16, 2022) Ron & Rosemary Sikes invite Nature Now host Debaran Kelso & recorder Meg Amos to their backyard wildlife sanctuary in Port Townsend to discuss how to create and improve wildlife habitat in our own backyards (Part 2 of a two-part program).

Nature Now #557 Raptors

(Airdate: March 9, 2022) Mary Robson interviews Gary Bullock and Bob Boekelheide about a winter survey they conducted. They explain what they found and how raptors fit the balance of nature. 

Nature Now #556
Landscaping for Wildlife, part 1

(Airdate: March 2, 2022) Ron & Rosemary Sikes invite Nature Now host Debaran Kelso & recorder Meg Amos to their backyard wildlife sanctuary in Port Townsend to discuss how to create and improve wildlife habitat in our own backyards (Part 1 of a two part program).

Nature Now #555
Being a Naturalist in the Year of the Pandemic

(Reprise airdate: February 23, 2022) 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. This show originally aired on March 3, 2021).

Nature Now #554
Jamestown S’Klallam History, part 2

(Airdate: February 16, 2022) Jamestown S’Klallam leader Loni Greninger meets Mary Robson, discussing language and family history back to ancestor Chief Cicmahan. This is part 2 of a show that aired on February 2, 2022).

Nature Now #553
We are Puget Sound, part 2

(Airdate: February 9, 2022) Nan Evans continues talking with Mindy Roberts of the Washington Environmental Council about the “We are Puget Sound” project – book, exhibits, and lectures. The “We are Puget Sound” campaign engages the people living in the Salish Sea watershed in loving, stewarding and enjoying the natural and human world around us. Part 1 of this conversation aired the week of January 17.

Nature Now #550
We are Puget Sound, part 1

(Airdate: January 19, 2022) Nan Evans talks with Mindy Roberts of the Washington Environmental Council to talk about the “We are Puget Sound” project – book, exhibits, and lectures. It is a campaign to engage the people living in the Salish Sea watershed in loving, stewarding and enjoying the natural and huma world around us. This is part 1 of a two-part program.

Nature Now #548
Winter Walk with Lichens

(Reprise airdate: January 6, 2016) For the New Year, reflect back to the first week of 2016 and join Mary Robson and Dr. Katherine Glew, University of Washington, for a “Winter Walk with Lichens”. Now that the snows of late 2021 have gone in many places on the Quimper Peninsula, explore the winter woods with an eye to the small living world on the barks of trees and covering the ground and rocks. (First aired January 6, 2016).

Nature Now #547
Carla Stehr

(Reprise airdate: December 29, 2021) Can Art and Science inspire each other? Nan Evans and retired fisheries biologist and fiber artist Carla Stehr explore this topic on Nature Now in this reprise from December 2019.