John Latimer

Staff Phenologist

As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.

The expertise he developed along the way turned him into one of Minnesota’s leading phenologists and host of a popular weekly radio show Phenology that attracts nature lovers and regular phenology contributors from around the state.

Ways to Connect

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the Tuesday morning Phenology Report.  As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an email directly to John.  Either way, we want to hear from you!

Karen Oothoudt via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB page

 

Every week we hear from regular listeners and Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. We heard from several listeners and 8 schools this week!  

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the Tuesday morning Phenology Report.  As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an email directly to John.  Either way, we want to hear from you!

Katie Carter

 

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. This week we were excited to receive our first report from Bemidji's new Gene Dillon Elementary school! We are over the moon with excitement about the number of classrooms engaged in our phenology program and very much look forward to next week's reports! 

Sue Keeler via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week we hear from regular listeners and school kids from all across our listening area as they call or email their nature observations. We were thrilled with the number of reports that flowed in during the past week and very much look forward next week!  

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