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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Weekly Phenology Report

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page
Sunrise by Dallas Clell Hudson

Each week our resident phenologistJohn Latimer reports on the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate in his weekly Phenology Report.  This week, John reports on what he sees up in the trees and down on the forest floor.  Trees are breaking bud, ferns are popping, columbine are exposing themselves and more. 

What are you noticing?  Send John an email with your questions and comments!   Also, remember to check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook.  You'll be happily surprised at the wealth of photos and videos people are sharing 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.