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Phenology Report: March 5, 2019

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John Swartz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page
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Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report. This week he reflects on this date as far back as 1978.  Also in this report are discoveries from journals in 1984, 1985 and even the adventure of hiking thru thigh deep snow and exploring a bear den in 1995.  

As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an email directly to John.  Either way, we want to hear from you!

If you love this stuff, please consider becoming a member of KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio.  We couldn't bring you this kind of programming without the financial support from our community.  Also, be sure to check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook.  If you dig phenology, you'll dig the Season Watch page!

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

Listen to KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio every Tuesday morning for the full phenology show.

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.