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John Latimer's Phenology Report for December 14, 2021

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Brainerd Dispatch https://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/science-and-nature/7290220-Over-3000-raised-for-Long-Lake-Conservation-Center-scholarships
Phenologist John Latimer led a group of nature lovers Nov. 13 on a trek through the bog at Long Lake Conservation Center. Contributed / Long Lake Conservation Center
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.