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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Phenology Talkbacks: May 9, 2017

Lorrene Maroney via Season Watch
Baby Turtles are Hatching!
Hill City 2nd Graders
North Shore Community School
Roosevelt Elementary
North Post Report

  Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.   Several school groups reached out to our phenologist John Latimer this week with reports of all kinds of natural wonders including king fishers, eggs hatching and even snakes.  There is so much going on out in the natural world this time of year. It's a fantastic time to be out and about taking note of all the changes going on!  If you have comments or questions related to phenology, send an emailor call and leave a message on our talkback line 218.999.9876.  Your thoughts help tell the exciting phenological story of our region!  

Don't forget to check out our Season Watch page on Facebook!  Lots of amazing images 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.