(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.
(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.
(First airdate: January 22, 2020) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with guest Nancy Slick about edible and medicinal plants in our area (Part 1 of a two part show).
(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.
(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.
(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.
(First airdate: December 25, 2019) Host Nan Evans and super-birder guest Monica Fletcher explore sightings and stories from this year’s annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
(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).
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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).
(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.
(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
(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.
(First airdate: October 8, 2019) Host Nan Evans talks with Alex Gagnon, UW Chemical Oeanographer about Coral Reefs.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(First airdate: September 4, 2019) Mary Robson talks with wildlife experts Lorna and Darrell Smith about identifying bats and teaching about carnivores.
(First airdate: August 28, 2019) Nan Evans continues her conservation with local naturalist Steve Grace about the amazing puffins of Smith Island.
(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.
(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.
(First airdate: August 7, 2019) Debaran Kelso hosts Part 2 of a two-part show discussing our insects with entomologist Richard Lewis.