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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Phenology Talkbacks: November 27, 2018

Dean Squires via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page
Having Fun at the Suet Log


August's Student Report from Northern Sun Farm in Shevlin
Student Report, Cherry School
Student Report, Robert J. Elkington Middle School
Listener Report, Ed from Deerwood

Every week we hear from area school kids and regular folks who are observant of the natural world around them  as they report what they've noticed outside during the past week.  

This week we heard from August in Shevlin, the kids in Mr. Rossini's class at Cherry School and the kids in Mr. Lindner's class at Robert J. Elkington Middle School in Grand Rapids.  We also received a report from Ed in Deerwood.  Among other things, some notables from this week's reports include a bear, 144 chickadees at a feeder in 5 minutes and a man walking down a gravel road with either a wolf or a dog following him.  Click on the links for the full reports.  

What are  you noticing outside?  We would love to hear from you whether you are in a classroom or your living room!    Don't hesitate to email or give us a jingle and leave a message at 218.999.9876.  You might also consider joining our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook to connect with other nature-conscious folks in northern Minnesota! 

If you are a teacher or someone who works with kids, we invite you to join the Phenology Network on KAXE/KBXE!  John Latimer has created a curriculum spanning the whole school year and will connect with you on how to get students observing nature and sending in their phenology reports. Send an email of interest along to get you set up!

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.

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.