(Airdate: July 8, 2020) Nan Evans encores an interview from 2016 when she talked with retired biologist Jim Bodkin about the challenges faced by sea otters as a result of human actions from the historic fur trading industry to massive modern oil spills…and on the hopeful side, about the success of sea otter reintroductions along the west coast of North America in recent decades.
(Airdate: July 1, 2020) Nature Now’s Mary Robson talks with Celeste Dybeck, elder of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of the čičməhán Trail, by reviewing its focus on history and the present.
(Airdate: June 24, 2020) We all know that in Washington we live in “The Evergreen State”. In this episode of Nature Now, Nan Evans talks with Erik Kingfisher of the Jefferson Land Trust about the major native conifers we see every day as we walk in our neighborhoods and gaze out our windows.
(Airdate: June 17, 2020) Debaran Kelso speaks with Olympic National Forest’s wildlife biologist Betsy Howell about recent surveys searching for the elusive Pacific marten.
(Airdate: June 4, 2020) Nan Evans talks with local naturalist Ken Wilson about observing the world around us as a naturalist and Ken’s belief that we as humans, are innately, naturally, neurologically, and genetically wired to be naturalists. We can be fascinated and often excited by observing behaviors, attributes and traits in the natural world – using our sensory experiences in the noticing of patterns and variety in the world around us.
(Airdate: May 27, 2020) Ann Soule, Resource Manager for the city of Sequim, talks with Nature Now host Mary Robson. She shares historical and current data about summer water supplies on the Olympic Peninsula.
(Airdate: May 20, 2020) Birder extraordinaire Fred Sharpe continues his series on Birding By Ear with host Debaran Kelso, helping us to recognize our local bird calls. (Part 2 of a two-part show, first broadcast in June 2016).
(Reprise airdate: May 13, 2020) More about local bumblebees as Debaran Kelso interviews Karen Holtrop, wildlife biologist with the Olympic National Forest.
(First airdate: May 6, 2020) Join Nan Evans when she talks with Heather Harding and Rebekah Korenowsky about a new virtual learning opportunity via the Jefferson Land Trust’s “Nature in Your Neighborhood” program – complete with virtual nature walks, study groups, special talks and inviting things to do in your very own neighborhood.
(First airdate: April 29, 2020) 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.
(Reprise airdate: April 22, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by birder extraordinaire Fred Sharpe, helping us to learn some of our more common local bird calls. This is Part 1 of a two-part show, which first aired in the spring of 2016.
(Reprise airdate: April 15, 2020) Nan Evans encores one of her favorite programs from 2015 – Port Townsend residents, Skip and Rebecca Cadorette, playing and singing their original songs of the sea and the critters that live in the ocean.
(First airdate: April 8, 2020) Host Nan Evans talks with Emily Grason about the threats from the invasive European Green Crab, one of the world’s worst invasive species, and the efforts in the Salish Sea to document sightings of green crab and track the species’ impacts on Salish Sea ecosystems. This is part 2 of a March 2020 show.
(Reprise airdate: April 1, 2020 ) Debaran Kelso hosts an encore presentation on the topic of bird migration with guest Dr. Geoff Hammerson, with the help of Fred Sharpe. This is the concluding segment of a two-part show first re-broadcast earlier in March.
(First airdate: March 25, 2020) A close look at the behavior of Hummingbirds, with Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited and host Mary Robson.
(First airdate: March 18, 2020) Host Nan Evans talks with Emily Grason about the threats from the invasive European Green Crab, one of the world’s worst invasive species, and the efforts in the Salish Sea to document sightings of green crab and track the species’ impacts on Salish Sea ecosystems. This is part 1 of a 2-part show.
(Reprise airdate: March 11, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with Dr. Geoff Hammerson. They discuss the definition and explanation of bird migration, including what it means to be part of the Pacific Flyway (this is part 1 of a 2-part show).
(First airdate: March 4, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with wetland ecologist Dr. Fred Weinmann about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants.
(First airdate: February 26, 2020 ) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Nancy Slick about edible and medicinal plants in our area (Part 2 of a two-part show).
(First airdate: February 19, 2020) Host Mary Robson and Darrell Smith discuss living near large wild animals.
(First airdate: February 12, 2020) Host Nan Evans explores the popular E-Bird tool with Monica Fletcher, a local master of birdwatching. Discover a new world of birding. Learn how to get and use this phone app and learn how to participate in important citizen science projects.
(First airdate: February 5, 2020) Nature Now Host Nan Evans and Jamestown S’Klallam environmental biologist Neil Harrington talk about harmful phytoplankton in the Salish Sea, recent research findings, and the public health efforts to protect us all.
(First airdate: January 29, 2020) Host Mary Robson talks with Darrell Smith of Western Wildlife Outreach about coyotes and their predatory place in our society.
(First airdate: January 22, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Nancy Slick about edible and medicinal plants in our area (Part 1 of a two part show).
(First airdate: January 15, 2020) Hydrologist Ann Soule discusses with host Mary Robson the relationships of water use history and water sources in the Dungeness Valley.
(First airdate: January 8, 2020) Many of us are familiar with the story of dwindling Orca populations in the Salish Sea. But what about the larger whales? Nan Evans talks with John Calambokidis of Cascadia Research about long-term trends in populations, movements, and underwater behavior of blue, humpback, and gray whales in the Salish Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.