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Nature Now #309 Habitat Restoration with the WNPS

(first aired April 26, 2017). Dixie Llewellin and Sharon Schlentner of the Washington Native Plant Society join host Debaran Kelso to talk about the work done by the local Olympic Peninsula chapter. Closing music is “Prairie,” performed by Robin Spielberg.

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Nature Now #308 Port Townsend’s Meteor

(first aired April 19, 2017). A meteor landed in Chimacum on June 15, 1895. Geologist Annika Wallendahl joins host Mary Robson to fill in the details and talk about meteors and meteorites. Closing music is “Highway by Night,” performed by J.R. Smith and the Meteorites.

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Nature Now #307 Tide Events & Myths

(first aired April 12, 2017). Author Jonathan White joins host Nan Evans via phone for their third conversation about various aspects of tides, based on his book “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.” Closing music is “Tides,” sung by Jimmy Buffet.

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Nature Now #306 All About Being an Aquarist and the Port Townsend Marine Science Center

(first aired April 5, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks to aquarist Ali Redman of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and finds out what it means to be in that position at PTMSC. Closing music is “Aquarius,” performed by Ronald Dyson.

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Nature Now #305 Bird Courtship

(first aired March 29, 2017). Host Mary Robson interviews in studio Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner, and discusses the birds and the bees. Closing music is “Let’s Fall in Love,” sung by Nancy Sinatra.

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Nature Now #304 Elwha Restoration Planting – Part 1

(first aired March 22, 2017). Host Kate Dwyer interviews David Allen, nursery manager at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center in Sequim. This is the center of the re-vegetation effort for the Olympic National Park’s Elwha River Restoration, and Kate and David discuss in part one of the interview the planning and work that went into the project. Closing music is “Moon River,” played by Henry Mancini and orchestra.

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Nature Now #303 Understanding The Tides – Part 2

(first aired March 15, 2017). Nan Evans hosts a return visit from Jonathan White, active marine conservationist, sailor and surfer, and author of the new book “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” and learns about resonance in the second part of a discussion of tides. Closing music is “Riptide,” performed by Laura Veirs.

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Nature Now #302 Wildlife Habitat Enhancement – Part 2

(first aired March 8, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso expands her conversation with Ron Sikes about assisting wildlife, with a particular focus on nest boxes. Closing music is “Wild Life,” performed by Wings.

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Nature Now #301 Scuba Diving in the Salish Sea

(first aired March 1, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks in studio with Dana Africa, retired Seaman, fanatic scuba diver, lover of the underwater world, fighter for the protection of the oceans, and the maker of wonderful underwater photographs and lovely flute music. Closing music is “Dive In,” sung by Built for the Sea.

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Nature Now #300 Wildlife Habitat Enhancement – Part 1

(first aired February 22, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso interviews in studio wildlife habitat expert Ron Sikes and discusses improving habitat conditions in the backyard.

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Nature Now #299 Understanding The Tides – Part 1

(first aired February 15, 2017). Host Nan Evans talks via phone with Jonathan White, active marine conservationist, sailor and surfer, and author of the new book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, and talks about his quest to better understand tides. Closing music is “Ebb Tide,” performed by Frank Sinatra.

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Nature Now #298 Backyard Hawks – Part 2

(first aired February 8, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso talks with Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner in the second part of a discussion about backyard hawks. Closing music is “Peregrin,” performed by Alderwick.

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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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