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Nature Now #448
Toxic Phytoplankon

(First airdate: February 5, 2020) Nature Now Host Nan Evans and Jamestown S’Klallam environmental biologist Neil Harrington talk about harmful phytoplankton in the Salish Sea, recent research findings, and the public health efforts to protect us all.

Nature Now #447
Predatory Coyotes

(First airdate: January 29, 2020) Host Mary Robson talks with Darrell Smith of Western Wildlife Outreach about coyotes and their predatory place in our society.

Nature Now #445
Dungeness Valley Water Use

(First airdate: January 15, 2020) Hydrologist Ann Soule discusses with host Mary Robson the relationships of water use history and water sources in the Dungeness Valley.

Nature Now #444
Large Whales of the Salish Sea

(First airdate: January 8, 2020) Many of us are familiar with the story of dwindling Orca populations in the Salish Sea. But what about the larger whales? Nan Evans talks with John Calambokidis of Cascadia Research about long-term trends in populations, movements, and underwater behavior of blue, humpback, and gray whales in the Salish Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. 

Nature Now #443
Tracking Trumpeter Swans

(Reprise airdate: January 1, 2020) Debaran Kelso hosts the first program of the new year. The topic “Tracking Trumpeter Swans” is an encore presentation of an interview recorded by Mary Robson with guest Bob Boekelheide in December 2016.

Nature Now #441
Dr. Kirk Johnson, Part 2

(First airdate: December 18, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History, about his recent book with artist Ray Troll, Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline (Part 2 of a two part program).

Nature Now #440
čičməhán Trail

(Reprise airdate: December 11, 2019) Host Mary Robson discusses with Celeste Dybeck (S’Klallam elder) and Lys Burden the new čičməhán (Chetzemoka) Trail demonstrating the S’Klallam presence in Port Townsend.

Nature Now #439
Carla Stehr

(First airdate: December 4, 2019) Can Art and Science inspire each other? Nan Evans and retired fisheries biologist and fiber artist Carla Stehr explore this topic on Nature Now this week.

Nature Now #438
Steve Grace

(First airdate: November 27, 2020) Following up on a Nature Now conversation from last February (program #401), Nan Evans talks with local naturalist Steve Grace about recent efforts to protect a very special old forest here on the Quimper Peninsula. For additional information, contact Steve directly.

Nature Now #437
Robert Pyle, Part 2

(First airdate: November 20, 2019) Nature Now presents Robert Michael Pyle, interviewed by Mary Robson, in the second part of their interview about his 50 years of writing FOR nature.

Nature Now #436
Dr. Kirk Johnson, Part 1

(First airdate: November 13, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of Natural History,  about his recent book with artist Ray Troll, Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline (Part 1 of a two part program).

Nature Now #435
Dr. Julie Keister

(First airdate: November 6, 2019) Dr Julie Keister explains to Mary Robson the research ongoing at the University of Washington in zooplankton and climate change.

Nature Now #434
Robert Pyle, Part 1

(First airdate: October 23, 2019) Robert Michael Pyle, who is noted for observation and writing about nature from butterflies to Bigfoot, joins us to share his skills

Nature Now #433
Lucas Hart, Part 2

(First airdate: October 16, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso talks with Lucas Hart, Director of the NW Straits Commission, on their current projects. This is Part 2 of a two-part program;  Part 1 aired last month.

Nature Now #432
Alex Gagnon

(First airdate: October 8, 2019) Host Nan Evans talks with Alex Gagnon, UW Chemical Oeanographer about Coral Reefs.

Nature Now #431
Declining Bird Populations

(First airdate: October 2, 2019) Responding to a new report on declining bird populations, Christie Lassen and Nature Now host Mary Robson discuss some local occurrences and ideas for helping bird habitat.

Nature Now #430
Intertidal Citizen Science Project

(Reprise airdate: September 25, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Betsy Carlson, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and Michael Siddel, Americorps volunteer and the Citizen Science Lab Educator, about the ongoing efforts of citizen scientists to learn more about the intertidal habitats along our shores.

Nature Now #429
Lucas Hart on Forage Fish, Part 1

(First airdate: September 18, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with Lucas Hart, Director of the NW Straits Commission, about their current projects. Part 1 of the two part program airs this week, and focuses on forage fish.

Nature Now #428
Plastic Trash in the Ocean

(Reprise airdate: September 11, 2019) Nan Evans visits with Janine Boire, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to talk about plastic pollution in the oceans.

Nature Now #427
Bats and Carnivores

(First airdate: September 4, 2019) Mary Robson talks with wildlife experts Lorna and Darrell Smith about identifying bats and teaching about carnivores.

Nature Now #425
Wolves in Washington

(First airdate: August 21, 2019) Mary Robson interviews wildlife biologists Lorna and Darrell Smith about the difficulties of protecting wolf populations, and other factors influencing the survival of ‘heritage’ carnivores.

Nature Now #424
Endangered Butterflies

(Reprise airdate: August 14, 2019) Debaran Kelso hosts a rebroadcast of show #207 “Endangered Butterflies and Prairie Restoration” with host Kate Dwyer and guest Ted Thomas, senior ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.