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Phenology Talkbacks: April 25 Student Reports

John Latimer, Roosevelt Elementary Students and the S.S. Latimer

North Shore Community School, Ms. Tietge's class, Duluth, MN
Pine River-Backus School, Robbi Gregory's 2nd graders, Pine River, MN
Lake of the Woods School, Baudette, MN Phenology Club, Report from the North Post
Cherry School, Mr. Rossini's 5th Grade, Cherry, MN

We heard from a lot of keen young phenologists this week!  Reports include sights and sounds of a toad, wood frogs, frosty mornings, and currant leaves, loons, a lesson in trumpeter swans and even a boat race in Virginia that John Latimer was involved in.   These kids are engaged with their outdoors.  Bravo! Minnesota kids are so cool!

If you are or if  know of a teacher who would like more information on getting classes involved in our Phenology Program, send John Latimer an email.  It's such a great way for kids to connect with the natural world while gathering and reporting data! If you're interested, reach out to us.

If you love the Tuesday Phenology Talkbacks and the Tuesday Phenology Show, you'll love our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page everyday.  Check it out. 

Also, if you see something interesting,  or have a comment or a suggestion related to nature, send along an email or call our talkback line and leave a message 218.999.9876.   We love hearing from listeners! 

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.