Nature Now

Nature Now #481

(Airdate: September 23, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso hunts for insects at Illahee Preserve (Part 2 of a two part program), with entomologist Richard Lewis and his two sons Wilder and George as our guides.

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.

Nature Now #470
Biology of Sea Otters, part 2

(Airdate: July 8, 2020) Nan Evans encores an interview from 2016 when she talked with retired biologist Jim Bodkin about the challenges faced by sea otters as a result of human actions from the historic fur trading industry to massive modern oil spills…and on the hopeful side, about the success of sea otter reintroductions along the west coast of North America in recent decades.

Nature Now #468
Conifer Trees of the Olympic Peninsula

(Airdate: June 24, 2020) We all know that in Washington we live in “The Evergreen State”. In this episode of Nature Now, Nan Evans talks with Erik Kingfisher of the Jefferson Land Trust about the major native conifers we see every day as we walk in our neighborhoods and gaze out our windows.

Nature Now #467
The Pacific Marten

(Airdate: June 17, 2020) Debaran Kelso speaks with Olympic National Forest’s wildlife biologist Betsy Howell about recent surveys searching for the elusive Pacific marten.

Nature Now #466
Biology of Sea Otters, part 1

(Airdate: June 10, 2020) Curious about those cute marine mammals that float on their backs, wrapped up in kelp, often with a stone on their chests to crack a tasty sea urchin or crab? Join Nan Evans as she talks with marine mammal scientist, Jim Bodkin, about the biology of sea otters. (This is an encore interview of a program that first aired in May 2016.)

Nature Now #465
What is a Naturalist?

(Airdate: June 4, 2020) Nan Evans talks with local naturalist Ken Wilson about observing the world around us as a naturalist and Ken’s belief that we as humans, are innately, naturally, neurologically, and genetically wired to be naturalists. We can be fascinated and often excited by observing behaviors, attributes and traits in the natural world – using our sensory experiences in the noticing of patterns and variety in the world around us.

Nature Now #463
Birding by Ear, Part 2

(Airdate: May 20, 2020) Birder extraordinaire Fred Sharpe continues his series on Birding By Ear with host Debaran Kelso, helping us to recognize our local bird calls. (Part 2 of a two-part show, first broadcast in June 2016).

Nature Now #461
Nature in Your Neighborhood

(First airdate: May 6, 2020) Join Nan Evans when she talks with Heather Harding and Rebekah Korenowsky about a new virtual learning opportunity via the Jefferson Land Trust’s “Nature in Your Neighborhood” program – complete with virtual nature walks, study groups, special talks and inviting things to do in your very own neighborhood.

Nature Now #460
Great Horned Owls Fledge

(First airdate: April 29, 2020) Guest Bob Jepperson from Fidalgo Island relates to Mary Robson the spring progress of fledgling Great Horned Owls as they leave the nest and fly.  Listen here for his sound recordings used on the show.

Nature Now #459
Birding by Ear, Part 1

(Reprise airdate: April 22, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by birder extraordinaire Fred Sharpe, helping us to learn some of our more common local bird calls. This is Part 1 of a two-part show, which first aired in the spring of 2016.

Nature Now #458
Songs of the Sea

(Reprise airdate: April 15, 2020) Nan Evans encores one of her favorite programs from 2015 – Port Townsend residents, Skip and Rebecca Cadorette, playing and singing their original songs of the sea and the critters that live in the ocean.

Nature Now #457
European Green Crabs, Part 2

(First airdate: April 8, 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 2 of a March 2020 show.

Nature Now #456
Bird Migration, part 2

(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.