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Phenology Talkbacks: March 28, 2017

Jacob Laducer via KAXE KBXE Season Watch FB Group
Monday night northern lights over Lake Bemidji

Mr. Holmes
Ms. Tietge
Mr. Corbett
Sofie and Gracie
Listener Talkback

We heard from students and adults from all over our listening area this week.  It's an exciting time in northern Minnesota and evidence of Spring is all around us!  The sap is running, the ice is cracking and morning cloak butterflies have arrived.  Reports of active wildlife abound - chipmunks, coyotes, muskrats, golden eyes,  hooded mergansers and a rooster that crowed 68 times in a row are just a few assurances that our weather is changing! 

We love hearing about what you are seeing and doing out in nature!  From kids tapping the maple trees on the school grounds to adults taking notice of moths in their headlights, we can't get enough of the phenology reports coming our way!  Thanks to every one who reached out this week.  Way to be observant!  

What have you noticed? Send us an emailor leave us a voicemail on our talkback line 218.99.9876.  

Also, you can always follow along with what people are witnessing by joining our Season Watch Groupon Facebook.  We'd love to see you there! 

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.