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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Phenology Talkbacks: June 19, 2018

Maureen Gibbon via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page
Toad in a hole

Circle of Life Academy, 5th Grade

Circle of Life Academy, 6th Grade

Circle of Life Academy, 7th and 8th Grades

David Scoggins

We look forward to Tuesday because it's the  day we set aside to really dig into what is happening climate-wise around the listening area.  Our Phenology Talkback segment is the time of the week when we reflect on nature observations made by folks across the region.  They email us or leave voicemails on our talkback line (218.999.9876) expressing questions and comments about what they are noticing out in nature.  These Phenologyreports help us tell the climate story of our region and we just love hearing from and connecting with people about what they are noticing.

This week we heard several reports from students at the Circle of Life Academy in White Earth, MN who shared not only their many observations, but also the Ojibwe words for those observations.  We also heard from David Scoggins who vacations in MN, but lives in Maryland.  He gave us the report from Maryland as a comparison to weather here.  It was wonderful to hear from all of the kids!  Keep up the good work!

Are you someone who digs the natural world around you? Send along your observations and questions about what you are seeing outside.  We'd love to hear from you.   Don't hesitate to email or give us a jingle and leave a message at 218.999.9876.  You might also considerjoining our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook to connect with other nature-conscious folks in northern Minnesota! 

Phenology Talkbacks are made possible by the members of Northern Community Radio and a grant from the U of MN NE Regional Sustainable Development Partnership.

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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.