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Nature Now #297 The Trees of Port Townsend

(first aired February 1, 2017). Nature Now founder Kate Dwyer returns as a guest host and talks about the trees of Port Townsend with Debbie Jahnke of the Port Townsend Parks & Rec Tree Advisory Board, plus discusses a Kah Tai Lagoon land donation project with Admiralty Audubon Society president Rick Jahnke. Closing music is “Poplar Grove,” sung by Delta Moon.

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Nature Now #296 Botanizing in Olympic National Park

(first aired January 25, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso interviews field biologist Patrick Loafman in the KPTZ studio, and discusses 20 years of botanizing in Olympic National Park and a guide he is producing that will identify the plants in the park. Closing music is “Rain,” sung by Patti Griffin.

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Nature Now #295 Trumpeter Swans (Encore)

(first aired January 18, 2017). Host Mary Robson includes new mystery sound, observations and upcoming events in this rebroadcast of a Feb. 2017 discussion about trumpeter swans with naturalist Bob Boekelheide. Closing music is “Swan,” sung by Right Said Fred.

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Nature Now #294 Sea Otters of the Washington Coast – Part 2

(first aired January 11, 2017). Host Nan Evans welcomes to the KPTZ studio Jim Bodkin, Scientist Emeritus of the U.S. Geological Survey, and finishes their discussion of sea otters off the outer Washington coast. Closing music is “Silent Sea,” performed by K. T. Tunstall.

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Nature Now #293 Backyard Hawks

(first aired January 4, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso interviews in studio Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner, and discusses backyard hawks plus some bird naming issues. Closing music is “I See Hawks in L.A.,” performed by the group I See Hawks in L.A.

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Nature Now #292 The 2016 Christmas Bird Count

(first aired December 28, 2016). Host Nan Evans discusses this year’s bird count with Monica Fletcher. Closing music is “Count on Me,” performed by Bruno Mars.

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Nature Now #291 Bats of the Olympic Peninsula – Part 2

(first aired December 21, 2016). Host Debaran Kelso continues her discussion about bats on our peninsula with wildlife biologist Tom Butts. Closing music is “The Greatest,” performed by Kenny Rogers.

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Nature Now #290 Sea Otters of the Washington Coast – Part 1

(first aired December 14, 2016). Host Nan Evans talks about sea otters with Jim Bodkin, Scientist Emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey, in Part 1 of a wide-ranging discussion of the animals on the Washington coast. Closing music is “Song of the Sea,” performed by Lisa Hannigan.

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Nature Now #289 Bats of the Olympic Peninsula – Part 1

(first aired December 7, 2016). Host Debaran Kelso interviews in studio Tom Butts, recently retired wildlife biologist, and talks about many aspects of bats on the Olympic Peninsula in part one of a far-ranging discussion. Closing music is “Die Fledermaus Overture (The Bat),” performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa.

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Nature Now #288 Uncommon Stones

(first aired November 30, 2016). Host Mary Robson welcomes back researcher and science writer Annika Wallendahl and discusses uncommon stones found in our area. Closing music is “Heart of Stone,” performed by The Rolling Stones.

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Nature Now #287 Rare Plant Conservation in Washington

(first aired November 23, 2016). Host Debaran Kelso interviews in studio Joe Arnett, rare plant botanist for the Washington Natural Heritage Program, housed with the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and discusses rare plant conservation. Closing music is “So Rare,” performed by the Ray Conniff Singers and Don Cherry.

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Nature Now #286 Beach Stones and Their Origin

(first aired November 16, 2016). Host Mary Robson interviews researcher and science writer Annika Wallendahl and discusses how to appreciate and identify stones found when walking on local beaches. Closing music is “Help Me Rhonda,” by the Beach Boys.

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Nature Now #285 Natural World Reading Recommendations, Part 2

(first aired November 9, 2016). Hosts Nan Evans, Debaran Kelso and Mary Robson examine their favorite books and guides in Part 2 of a discussion excerpted from an April 2016 Fund Drive broadcast. Closing music is “Happy Trumpeter,” performed by Bert Kaempfert.

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Nature Now #284 Natural World Reading Recommendations, Part 1

(first aired November 2, 2016). Hosts Nan Evans, Debaran Kelso and Mary Robson examine their favorite books and guides in a discussion excerpted from an April 2016 Fund Drive broadcast. Closing music is “Mother Nature’s Son,” performed by Harry Nilsson.

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Nature Now #283 What Animals Think and Feel (repeat)

(first aired October 26, 2016). Host Nan Evans interviews Carl Safina and discusses what animals think and feel. Closing music is “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,” performed by Peter, Paul & Mary.

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Nature Now #282 Growing For The Elwha

(first aired October 19, 2016). Host Mary Robson interviews native plant specialist Laurel Moulton and discusses raising plants for the replanting of the Elwha. (The interview portion of this broadcast was aired on Saturday, September 27, and is being rebroadcast with new Observations, Upcoming Events, and music). Closing music is “The River is Flowing,” performed by Asher Quinn.

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Nature Now #281 Drones and Wildlife Research

(first aired October 12, 2016). Frequent guest Dr. Fred Sharpe checks in from Alaska, where he’s involved in a project to use drones to obtain samples from whales without the need to physically contact the animals. Host is Debaran Kelso. Closing music is “White Rabbit,” performed by Dr. Drone.

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Nature Now #280 Animal Tracking

(first aired October 5, 2016). Host Nan Evans talks in person with CedarRoot Folk School founder Scott Brinton and discusses the significance of animal tracking. Closing music is “Man Gave Names to All The Animals,” a Bob Dylan song performed by Jason Mraz.

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Nature Now #279 Learning From Marine Mammal Strandings

(first aired September 28, 2016). Host Nan Evans welcomes to the studio Kristin Wilkinson, NOAA Marine Mammal Stranding Network Coordinator, to talk about what can be learned from marine mammal strandings. Closing music is “Stranded,” performed by Van Morrison.

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Nature Now #278 Replanting The Elwha

(First aired September 24, 2016). Host Mary Robson speaks via phone with native plant specialist Laurel Moulton and discusses raising plants for the replanting of the Elwha. Closing music is “Deep River Blues,” performed by Doc Watson.

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Nature Now #277 Gray Whale Project

(First aired September 14, 2016). Host Nan Evans interviews Betty Carlson, Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s Citizen Science Coordinator, and discusses the fascinating Gray Whale Project. Closing music is “The Gray Whale Song,” performed by Anne Carol.

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Nature Now #276 Pacific Marten on the Olympic Peninsula

(First aired September 7, 2016). Host Debaran Kelso hosts U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Betsy Howell in this continuation of a look into marten and fisher on the Olympic Peninsula. Closing music is “Crazy,” performed by Marten Fisher.

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Nature Now #275 Shoreline Facts

(First aired August 31, 2016). Host Mary Robson with Part 2 of an interview with Cheryl Lowe of WSU Extension about what shorelines do and are. Closing music is “Shorelines,” performed by Cathy Winter.

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Nature Now #274 Exploring the Low Tide at Salt Creek

(First aired August 24, 2016). Host Nan Evans is joined by Wendy Feltham and Lee Merrill to explore the rocky inter-tidal biological community at Salt Creek Community Park near Port Angeles. Closing music is “Low Tide,” by Michael Jerome Brown.

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Nature Now #273 Fishers on the Olympic Peninsula

(First aired August 17, 2016). Host Debaran Kelso speaks in-studio with wildlife biologist Betsy Howell of the U.S. Forest Service to learn about small carnivore surveys on the Olympic National Forest. Closing music is “The Weasel,” performed by The Upbeat.

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Nature Now #272 Sit Spots

(First aired August 10, 2016). Host Nan Evans brings CedarRoot Folk School co-founder Scott Brinton back the studio once more to expand his earlier discussion on birds to include “sit spots” — what they are and how best to use them. Closing music is “Wildflowers,” performed by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emily Lou Harris.

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