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6:37 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Natural World Archives: Cottonwood Floodplain Forest

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As the fierce, icy heart of winter approaches plants and animals find shelter and food in newly created spaces.  The leaf litter in the Cottonwood forest harbors an abundance of life during the wet, cold months.

This episode of John Cooney's Natural World originally aired in December 2013.

John Cooney died November 19, 2014 of cancer. He was at home surrounded by family.

You can send words of condolence to his family care of KLCC, 136 West 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401.

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Natural World
5:30 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Natural World: Great White Egrets At Fern Ridge

Great Egret
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John Cooney reports from Kirk Park just below Fern Ridge Dam. This episode was recorded in November 2013.

John Cooney died Wednesday, November 19th of lung cancer. He was at home surrounded by family. A memorial service is being planned.

 

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Natural World
6:00 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Natural World: Autumn at Finley National Wildlife Refuge

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Summer birds have left the valley and winter birds are beginning to arrive.  Finley Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to experience the change of seasons.

This Natural World was originally aired on November 7, 2013.

John Cooney has cancer and is receiving hospice care. He will no longer be creating Natural World segments. Listeners can send words of support to John and his wife Angela at klcc@klcc.org Cards can be sent to KLCC, 136 West 8th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.

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KLCC Announcements
1:10 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

John Cooney, we will miss you

John zip lining in Belize

 11/19/14 - KLCC has lost one of our family today. Natural World producer John Cooney has died.

His family says, "John left us this morning with a taste of wine and a smile on his lips."

John had lung cancer. He was at home surrounded by family. A memorial service is being planned.

 

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Natural World
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Natural World: Chanterelles

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Recent Rains have created perfect conditions for mushroom gathering.  The forests of the Coast Range and Cascades are yielding an abundance of fungi.  The rainforest near Cougar Reservoir is a pleasant place to hunt.

This Natural World originally aired in October 2013.

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Natural World
6:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Natural World: Orcas Island

Orcas Island
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Seasonal change can be abrupt in the Pacific Northwest.  Without much warning a beautiful sunny day can be followed by a violent storm.  The San Juan Islands have, over time, been connected and isolated from the mainland.  This creates a unique, dynamic environment.

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Natural World
5:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Natural World: Snag Boat Bend

This summer was the warmest on record.  Life has retreated toward water.  This week world leaders are meeting to address Human caused climate change.

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Natural World
5:29 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Natural World: Rock Creek Wilderness

Rock Creek Wilderness is one of three small virgin coastal rainforest areas preserved by the Wilderness Act of 1984 on the Central Oregon Coast.  This meeting of land and sea is dramatic and inspiring.

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Natural World
5:36 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Natural World: Alsea Falls Trail

The Alsea River and its tributaries are one of the last free-flowing watersheds in Oregon.  This Coast Range hike offers a cool escape from the searing heat of summer.

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Natural World
6:41 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Natural World: Mary's Peak

The summit of Mary's Peak is an island refuge of a retreating Ice Age.  The sub-alpine plant communities found here are unique in the Coast Range.

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