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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Phenology Talkbacks and Student Reports: 12/18/18

Apple Blossom Nature School Kids!


August reporting from Itasca State Park
Apple Blossom Nature School
Roosevelt Elementary, Virginia, MN
Cherry School
Robert J. Elkington Middle School, Grand Rapids
Mary the Kayak Lady
David Scoggins
North Shore Community School, Two Harbors
Prairie Creek Community School, Northfield
Ed Dallas

It's that time of the week...Phenology Talkback time!   It was a big week in regard to Phenology reports!  We heard from David Scoggins who lives in Maryland but recently visited northern MN, Ed Dallas (the Birthday Boy!), Mary the Kayak Lady and of course we heard from classrooms all across our listening area!   One lucky group, the Apple Blossom Nature School, had the opportunity to record their report right inside the KBXE studio in Bemidji.  We loved having them in the house and loved hearing what they and all the kids have been noticing outside this past week! Click on the reports to hear what all these observant folks noticed, including: moose, deer, partrige, 26 inch northerns, wild turkeys,dead bees, wolves, and much more! 

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.

If you dig Phenology, support Northern Community Radio by making a donation and becoming a member today!

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.