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Nature Now #321 The Gulls of Protection Island

(first aired July 26, 2017). Host Nan Evans conducts an in-studio interview with husband and wife team Jim Hayward and Shandelle Henson, and discusses combining math and biology in an effort to better understand the Protection Island gull population. Closing music is “The Island,” performed by Richard Crandell on the mbira.

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Nature Now #320 Biodiversity – Part 1 (Repeat)

(first aired July 19, 2017) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with Dr. Jerry Freilich, former Research Coordinator of the Olympic National Park, and discusses biodiversity. Rebroadcast of a show that originally aired in January, 2016—Part 2 will be rebroadcast on August 9. Closing music is “Fly Me to The Moon,” sung by Frank Sinatra.

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Nature Now #319 Aquatic Reserves

(first aired July 12, 2017).  Host Nan Evans conducts a field interview with Birdie Davenport, Aquatic Reserves Manager with the Washington Department of Natural Resources, and talks about protecting special watery places in the Salish Sea. Closing music is “Sailing the Salish Sea,” performed by Adam Dobres.

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Nature Now #318 Fossil Finds

(first aired July 5, 2017). Host Mary Robson interviews geologist Annika Wallendahl about fossil finds in the Olympic Peninsula area. Closing music is “Mister Big Stuff,” performed by Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band.

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Nature Now #317 Hidden Lives of Owls – Part 2

(first aired June 28, 2017). Host Nan Evans visits with author Leigh Calvez, who talks about her book that examines the science and spirit of nature’s most elusive birds. Closing music is “Owls,” performed by Leo Kottke.

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Nature Now #316 eBirding on the Olympic Peninsula

(first aired June 21, 2017). Host Debaran Kelso talks with Dr. Fred Sharpe to explain eBird, the online database for birding enthusiasts. Closing music is “Towards The Sun,”, performed by E-Bird.

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Nature Now #315 Bird Brains Part 2 – Songbirds

(first aired June 14, 2017). Host Mary Robson talks with Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner and discusses what goes on in the brains of songbirds. Closing music is “If I Only Had a Brain,” sung by Natalie Merchant.

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Nature Now #314 – Hidden Lives of Owls – Part 1

(first aired June 7, 2017). Host Nan Evans interviews Leah Calvez, author of the new book, “The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds.” Closing music is “Hidden Life,” performed by Ordinary Subject.

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Nature Now #313 Bird Brains: Corvids

(first aired May 31, 2017). Host Mary Robson welcomes frequent guest Christie Lassen of Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner, and talks about what goes on inside the heads of crows and ravens. Closing music is “Bird’s Nest,” performed by Charlie “Bird” Parker.

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Nature Now #312 Tides and Time

(first aired May 24, 2017). Jonathan White, author of Tides, The Science and Spirit of The Ocean, visits via phone with host Nan Evans and discusses how the tides can tell time, change our concept of time, and affect living creatures. Closing music is “The Moon and The Tide,” performed by Derek Gust.

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Nature Now #311 Geomorphology

(first aired May 17, 2017). Host Mary Robson talks with geologist Annika Wallendahl and discusses looking at the land in a new way. Closing music is “Share The Land,” performed by The Guess Who.

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Nature Now #310 Elwha Restoration Planting – Part 2

(first aired May 10, 2017). Host Kate Dwyer interviews David Allen, nursery director for the Olympic National Park’s Elwha River restoration project, in the second part of this look at the project’s progress. Closing music is “Don’t Dam The River,” performed by The Emmett Bower Band.

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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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