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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Phenology Listener Talkbacks & Student Reports: 12/11/18

Frosty Trees, Bemdiji


Ely Student Report
Kelliher Student Report
Northern Sun Farm Student Report
Bemidji Apple Blossom Student Report
Bemidji Gene Dillon Elementary Student Report
Virginia Student Report
North Shore Community School Student Report
Northfield Prairie Creek School Student Report

Every week we hear from regular listeners and school kids from across our listening area as they call in or email their nature observations. It may be fridgid outside, but our woods, backyards and roadways are chock-full of animal activity and the wintery weather is inspiring some seriously memorable experiences!  This week, we received some incredible reports!  Grosbeaks around Park Lake, a snowy owl outside of Grand Rapids, an albino squirrel in Ely, ice like obsidian in Bemidji, coyote tracks near Shevlin, and, possibly, leprechaun footprints in the snow in Kelliher!  What?!  Click on the links for these comprehensive reports and John's theory on the leprechaun tracks! 

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 considerjoining 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 emailof 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.

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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.