Oak Woodlands

Our guest for August was Kate Marianchild, author of “Secrets of the Oak Woodlands” (Heyday Press, 2014).

Kate is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and eloquent naturalist with a deep and abiding interest in our natural world, especially the oak woodland ecosystem around her home in Mendocino County.   We had a marvelous conversation about just a few of the 22 species profilede in her book: the architectural genius of the Dusky-footed Woodrat, the wealth-redistributing fungi, the air-quality filtration of lace lichen… Listen to the complete interview here.

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About Tim

Host for Oak and Thorn on the first and third Sundays of every month, and The Ecology Hour on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Oak & Thorn aims to present the widest possible spectrum of Celtic music, from traditional to contemporary styles, along with information about history and culture. The Ecology Hour- Science Edition (co-hosted with Bob Spies) presents recent scientific findings about the natural world and our place in it. My other interests include brewing, gardening, birding, cooking, woodworking, and history. I live on Middle Ridge in Albion, California, among wonderful neighbors.
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