Nature Now

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 #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.

Nature Now #499
Understanding The Tides – Part 1

(Reprise airdate: January 27, 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 #497
Bob Jepperson

(Airdate: January 13, 2021) Beavers and amphibians respond to winter life, as observed on Fidalgo Island with Bob Jepperson, hosted by Mary Robson.

Nature Now #496
Coastal Habitat Restoration

(Airdate: January 6, 2021) Nan Evans talks with Dr. Ron Thom, Staff Scientist Emeritus with the Pacific Northwest National Lab in Sequim, about coastal and estuarine ecosystem restoration and the concept and science of net habitat improvement.

Nature Now #495
Prairie Restoration, part 2

(First airdate: December 30, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso joins ecologist Fred Sharpe for Part 2 of a field trip to the ancient Chimacum prairie, to speak about prairie restoration with Chimacum Schools’ Garden Coordinator Corey Chin and members of the Community Wellness Project Board. Part 1 of this program aired the first week of December, and is available as a podcast.

Nature Now #493
Bird Rehabilitation

(First airdate: December 16, 2020) Christie Lassen, with Mary Robson, discusses bird rehabilitation: where and how are injured birds helped locally?

Nature Now #492
Pinto Abalone, part 2

(First airdate: December 9, 2020) Nan Evans explores some of the work being done to restore the ecological health of the Salish Sea. Betsy Peabody, Founder and Executive Director of the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, paints a broad picture of marine stewardship in the Salish Sea as she shares both the passion and the work of ecological restoration. Ali Redmond shares the work being done at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to recover endangered Pinto Abalone populations. And Dana Africa tells her story of being an abalone foster parent and enthused advocate for all things marine.

Nature Now #491
Prairie Restoration, part 1

(Airdate: December 2, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso joins ecologist Fred Sharpe on a field trip to the ancient Chimacum prairie, to speak about prairie restoration with the Chimacum Schools’ Garden Coordinator Corey Chin and members of the Community Wellness Project Board. Part 2 of this show will air the last week of December.

Nature Now #490
Laurel Anne Moulton

(First airdate: November 25, 2020) Naturalist Laurel Anne Moulton shares her experiences with Mary Robson in identifying and appreciating spiders.

Nature Now #487
Wonders of the Deep Abyss

(Airdate: November 4, 2020) Imagine the deep ocean with Nan Evans and her guest, oceanographer and deep sea ecologist, Dr. Christopher Kelley. What is life like in the deep ocean and how do scientists even explore those vast regions? 

Nature Now #486
Pinto Abalone, part 1

(Airdate: October 28, 2020) Join Nan Evans and her guests Josh Bouma, from the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, and Betsy Carlson, from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, as they tell the story of the Pinto Abalone – a hero’s journey.

Nature Now #485
Robert Pyle, Part 1

(Reprise airdate: October 21, 2020) Robert Michael Pyle, who is noted for observation and writing about nature from butterflies to Bigfoot, joins us to share his skills.

Nature Now #483
Reading the Landscape – Wildlife Tracking

(Airdate: October 7, 2020) Take a dive into the art and science of reading the landscape through wildlife tracking with Sarah Spaeth and Nan Evans. Hear about all the interesting stories of an animal’s life that can be imagined when one observes with both a knowing and curious mind.