Phenology Report

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer compiles a report of the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes he's noticed in the past week. Pine needles falling, changes in the color of fireweed, a decrease in the number of wasps and hornets around hummingbird feeders, hummingbird numbers dwindling, blooming heart-leaved asters, Jerusalem artichokes and swamp milkweed are just a few topics John discusses in this week's report. 

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer compiles his report of the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes he's noticed in the past week and he shares those observations with our listeners. This week, John discusses changes in daylight,  which trees are where in terms of their peak color, the bumper plum crop, rice worms, dragonflies, butterflies and more.   

Brandon Lentz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

In our phenology talkback segment, we share comments related to the outdoors that have come our way over the course of the week.   This week, we heard from Dick in Grand Rapids who reported seeing otters eating something in the lake,  our first school report arrived from the Circle of Life School in White Earth, Ian from Minneapolis submitted a mushroom report, and David Scoggins reported many observations including dying ferns, sumac turning red, and the sighting of numerous fall warblers. What signs of fall have you noticed?  

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Harry Hutchins and John Latimer talk on the wildside - this time about the impact of the soon to be retired Mark Jacobs - the Land Commissioner of Aitkin County

Bob Conzemius via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Each week, our resident Phenologist John Latimer compiles his report of the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes he's noticed in the past week and he shares those observations with our listeners. This week, in addition to a discussion about how monarchs sample milkweed, John is talking about those subtle yet significant changes indicating fall is on the horizon... barred owls, nighthawk migration, the oranging of poisen ivy and much more. 

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