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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. 

Nature Now #480
Plastics in the Ocean

(Airdate: September 16, 2020) Get ready for International Coastal Cleanup Day which occurs in Port Townsend on September 19, 2020. Nan Evans visits with Janine Boire, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to talk about plastic pollution in the oceans and things we all can do to help.

Nature Now #479
Snorkeling Around Port Townsend, Part 2

(Airdate: September 9, 2020) Nan Evans meets Steve Grace on the beach at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend. Steve had just come out of the water and shares what he just saw while snorkeling in our local waters. Part 1 of their conversation aired in early August.

Nature Now #478
Water Predictions with Ann Soule

(Airdate: September 2, 2020) Host Mary Robson and hydrologist Ann Soule discuss limited water availability for September 2020,  when the Pacific Northwest is affected by both ‘snow drought’ and ‘rainfall drought.’

Nature Now #476
Tarboo Creek

(Airdate: August 19, 2020) In this reprise of Nan Evans’ interview of May 2, 2018, Susan and Scott Freeman talk about their book Saving Tarboo Creek: One Family’s Quest to Heal the Land. Their actions and philosophy contribute to conservation.

Nature Now #475
Snorkeling Around Port Townsend, part 1

(Airdate: August 12, 2020) Nan Evans meets Steve Grace on the beach at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend. Steve had just come out of the water and shares what he just saw while snorkeling in our local waters.

Nature Now #474
Wetland Field Trip, part 2

(Airdate: August 5, 2020) 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 #472
Broadleaf Trees of Quimper Peninsula

(Airdate: July 29, 2020) 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 #471
Wetland Field Trip, part 1

(Airdate: July 15, 2020: 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.