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.


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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