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Nature Now #537
Orcas: Shared Waters, Shared Home

(Airdate: October 13, 2021) Seattle Times writer Lynda Mapes joins Nan Evans to talk about Lynda’s new book, Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home.  Listen in to explore these unique individuals who astound us with their intelligence, strong culture and family structures, elaborate communications skills, and playfulness.

Nature Now #534
Outings with Friends and Strangers in the Time of Covid

(Airdate: September 22, 2021) Being in nature is keeping many of us sane during these Covid times – being out-of-doors by ourselves, with friends or family, and with other naturalists. But, it is harder to feel comfortable on natural history outings. What are some of our local organizations doing to help us all stay safe? And, how shall we navigate the dilemma of enjoying ad exploring nature with others during a pandemic?

Nature Now #533
Dr. Kirk Johnson, Part 1

(Reprise airdate: September 15, 2021) Nature Now encores an interview with Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from October, 2019. Join Debaran Kelso as she talks with Dr. Johnson about the unique geology of the Pacific coast of North America. (Part 1 of a two part program)

Nature Now #532
Reading Wildlife Sign (Part 1)

(Airdate: September 8, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guest wildlife tracking expert Jill Cooper and guest recorder Meg Amos for a field trip to the newly restored south end of Kilisut Harbor, learning how to better read wildlife sign. This is part one of a two-part program.

Nature Now #530
Discovering Local Bogs

(Airdate: August 25, 2021) Laurel Anne Moulton joins Mary Robson to discuss Crowberry Bog, near Forks, describing characteristics of rather rare local bogs.

Nature Now #529
Wetland Field Trip, part 2

(Airdate: August 18, 2021) 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. Part 2 of a two part show.

Nature Now #528
Exploring the Low Tide at Salt Creek

(Airdate: August 11, 2021) Pull on your rubber boots and join Nan Evans, Wendy Feltham and Lee Merrill as they explore rocky intertidal plant and animal communities at Salt Creek County Park west of Port Angeles.

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)