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Nature Now #550
We are Puget Sound

(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.

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.

Nature Now #546
Drones & Wildlife Research

(Reprise airdate: December 22, 2021) Our show this week is from deep in our archives, first aired in October 2016, but the information is still as interesting and relevant today as it was five years ago! Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guest Dr. Fred Sharpe, speaking by phone from Alaska about the use of drones as a sampling tool to study humpback whale populations.

Nature Now #544
North Olympic Salmon Coalition (Part 2)

(Airdate: December 8, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guests Rebecca Benjamin, Executive Director for the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and Hans Daubenberger, habitat biologist with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, to speak about the past 30 years of NOSC work in our area. This is part 2 of a two-part show.

Nature Now #543
Economic Benefits of Conservation

(Airdate: November 30, 2021) In addition to the value of being good stewards of the Earth for the health and well-being of all life and ecosystems, Nan Evans and Richard Tucker, Director of the Jefferson Land Trust, explore the documentable economic benefits of conserved and working lands on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Nature Now #541
North Olympic Salmon Coalition (part 1)

(Airdate: November 10, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guests Rebecca Benjamin, Executive Director for the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and Hans Daubenberger, habitat biologist with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, to speak about the past 30 years of NOSC work in our area. This is part 1 of a two-part show.

Nature Now #539
Ecological Benefits of Community Forests

(Reprise Airdate: October 27, 2019) 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 #538
Winter Birds

(Airdate: October 20, 2021) Winter birds of the sea and shore include lots of migrants. Gary Bullock and Mary Robson introduce winter birding.

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 #536
Reading Wildlife Sign (Part 2)

(Airdate: October 6, 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. Part 2 of a two-part program.

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 #531 Kala Crabbers and the Green Crab Project

(Airdate: September 1, 2021) A seafood treat in their native Europe, the Green Crab poses an ecological and economic threat to the Pacific Coast. Catch up with the latest in a 6-year effort to create a baseline database of our nearshore ecosystems and to monitor for expansion of the Green Crab territory into the Salish Sea. Nan Evans talks with Chris Jones and Eileen Cooney, members of the Washington Sea Grant’s citizen science team working at the lagoon at Kala Point.

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

(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.