(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.