Phenology Talkbacks

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Year-round, we hear from listeners who call or email their observations of the natural world to us and we love hearing from everyone who contributes!  During the school year, we have the sweet treat of hearing from classrooms and kids around the listening area as they report what they've been noticing.  This week, in addition to recieving emails and phone calls from listeners,  we heard from five schools and one homeschooler!  Acorns on the ground, a monarch release, ripe tomatoes, hawks, bears, geese, golf ball sized hail and bees are just a sampling of the reported observations that came our way in the past 7 days! 

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.   

Cis Pecharic Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

The school year is underway and that means our weekly phenology talkback segment just got exponentially more fun.  Year-round, we hear from listeners who call or email their observations of the natural world to us and we love hearing from everyone who contributes!  However, when school is underway we have the sweet treat of hearing from classrooms and kids around the listening area as they report what they've been noticing. 

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch 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 hummingbirds, apples, indian pipe, blooming goldenrods, falling acorns and many other signs that a new season is on the horizon. 

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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