Host Debaran Kelso welcomes Jeanmarie Morelli to discuss dealing with drought in a native plant garden. Closing music is “Drought Tolerant Plants,” performed by ZunZun.
#222 Chimacum Ridge Project
Host Nan Evans interviews new Jefferson Land Trust Executive Director Richard Tucker, and discusses the Chimacum Ridge Project and how it’s being implemented. Closing music is “This Land Is Your Land,” performed by My Morning Jacket.
#221 Marbled Murrelet
Host Mary Robson interviews Kevin Schmelzlen of the Murrelet Survival Project about the threatened bird and how various groups are working together to help it survive. Closing music is “Blue Moon Revisited (song for Elvis)”, performed by Cowboy Junkies.
#213 Digging For Dinner
Mary Robson presents the Observations and Upcoming Events portions, and Nan Evans ventures out to go clamming and “digging for dinner” with Camille Speck and Doug Rogers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Closing music is “Intelligent Clam,” performed by Keith Munslow.
#212 Finding Water Problems
Host Mary Robson interviews Michael Dawson, Water Quality Manager for Jefferson County Environmental Health, and discusses his work in identifying water problems in the county. Closing music is “We Are Water,” performed by Hayden Panettiere and the cast of the TV series “Nashville.”
#211 Marine Environment Pre and Post Elwha Dam Removal
Host Kate Dwyer welcomes Nancy Elder, a fisheries biologist, who discusses the impact of the Elwha Dam removal on the near shore habitats off the mouth of the Elwha. Closing music is “Scuba Scuba,” performed by Tangerine Dream.
#210 Poetry & Natural History Writing (repeat)
Kate Dwyer talks to poet and natural history writer Robert Michael Pyle in a repeat of a previously aired interview. Mary Robson hosts Observations and Upcoming Events, assisted by Charlie Fleishman. Closing music is “Cool Water,” performed by Marty Robbins.
#209 WA Natural Heritage Program and Golden Paintbrush
Host Debaran Kelso speaks in studio with Joe Arnett, the rare plant botanist for the Washington Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program, and discusses the endangered golden paintbrush and the threats to prairie habitat. Closing music is “Prairie Wind,” performed by Neil Young.
#208 The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest – Part 2
Nan Evans hosts Part 2 of an interview with Joe Gaydos, Director and Chief Scientist of SeaDoc Society and co-author of the recently released book, “The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest.” Closing music is “To See the Sea,” performed by Secret Hiding Place.
#207 Endangered Butterflies and Prairie Restoration
Host Kate Dwyer, assisted by Owen Rowe with Observations and Upcoming Events, interviews via phone Ted Thomas, Senior Ecologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and discusses endangered butterflies and prairie environment. Closing music is “Butterfly,” performed by Lisa Loeb.
#206 The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest
Nan Evans conducts a phone interview with Joe Gaydos of the SeaDoc Society, co-author of the recently released book, The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest. Closing music is “The Salish Sea,” performed by HighRise Lonesome.
#205 Beavers (encore)
Mary Robson, assisted by Charlie Fleishman with Observations and Upcoming Events, hosts a rebroadcast of Kate Dwyer’s discussion of beavers with Al Latham and Dan Ecelberger. Closing music is “One Day the Dam Will Break,” performed by Jesse Phillips.
#204 Belly Biology
Host Nan Evans visits Port Townsend’s Boat Haven with Wendy Feltham, and they get prone to see what’s attached to the docks and pilings. Closing music is “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” performed by The Staple Singers.
#203 Birds and Habitats of the Olympic Peninsula Part 2 (repeat)
Host Debaran Kelso, in rebroadcast of Part 2 of Birds and Habitats of the Olympic Peninsula with guest Dr. Fred Sharpe, is joined by Charlie Fleishman in reporting Observations and Upcoming Events. Closing music is “Three Little Birds,” performed by Bob Marley and The Wailers.
#202 Spring Birds
Host Mary Robson discusses behavior of birds in spring with Christie Lassen of Birds Unlimited in Gardiner. Closing music is “Spring,” performed by Tracy Chapman.
Nature Now #198: Weather Report – How It’s Done on Weather Underground
Host Mary Robson interviews Bill Putney, weather maven and KPTZ Chief Engineer, and explores what it takes to set up one’s own weather station. Closing music is “Like The Weather,” performed by Natalie Merchant and 10,000 Maniacs.
#200 Snow Geese & Swans – Skagit Valley
Host Kate Dwyer, assisted by Owen Rowe with Observations and Upcoming Events, discusses Snow Geese & Swans of the Skagit Delta by phone with La Conner-based Paul DeBruyn, Assistant District Wildlife Biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Closing music is “Swan,” performed by Right Said Fred.
Nature Now #197: Marine Mammals
Host Nan Evans discusses marine mammals with wildlife biologist Dave Rue. Closing music is “Sing a Whale Song,” performed by Tom Chapin.