(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.
(Reprise airdate: January 1, 2020) Debaran Kelso hosts the first program of the new year. The topic “Tracking Trumpeter Swans” is an encore presentation of an interview recorded by Mary Robson with guest Bob Boekelheide in December 2016.
(First airdate: December 25, 2019) Host Nan Evans and super-birder guest Monica Fletcher explore sightings and stories from this year’s annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
(First airdate: December 18, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History, about his recent book with artist Ray Troll, Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline (Part 2 of a two part program).
(Reprise airdate: December 11, 2019) Host Mary Robson discusses with Celeste Dybeck (S’Klallam elder) and Lys Burden the new čičməhán (Chetzemoka) Trail demonstrating the S’Klallam presence in Port Townsend.
(First airdate: December 4, 2019) Can Art and Science inspire each other? Nan Evans and retired fisheries biologist and fiber artist Carla Stehr explore this topic on Nature Now this week.
(First airdate: November 27, 2020) Following up on a Nature Now conversation from last February (program #401), Nan Evans talks with local naturalist Steve Grace about recent efforts to protect a very special old forest here on the Quimper Peninsula. For additional information, contact Steve directly.
(First airdate: November 20, 2019) Nature Now presents Robert Michael Pyle, interviewed by Mary Robson, in the second part of their interview about his 50 years of writing FOR nature.
(First airdate: November 13, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History, about his recent book with artist Ray Troll, Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline (Part 1 of a two part program).
(First airdate: November 6, 2019) Dr Julie Keister explains to Mary Robson the research ongoing at the University of Washington in zooplankton and climate change.
(First airdate: October 23, 2019) Robert Michael Pyle, who is noted for observation and writing about nature from butterflies to Bigfoot, joins us to share his skills
(First airdate: October 16, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso talks with Lucas Hart, Director of the NW Straits Commission, on their current projects. This is Part 2 of a two-part program; Part 1 aired last month.
(First airdate: October 8, 2019) Host Nan Evans talks with Alex Gagnon, UW Chemical Oeanographer about Coral Reefs.
(First airdate: October 2, 2019) Responding to a new report on declining bird populations, Christie Lassen and Nature Now host Mary Robson discuss some local occurrences and ideas for helping bird habitat.