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Phenology Listener Talkbacks and Student Reports: April 23, 2019

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page
Shingobee Sunrise


Listener Talkback Report 2
Bemidji Gene Dillon School Report
Shevlin Student Report
Warba School Report
North Shore Community School Report
Baxter School Report
Northfield School Report

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids as they share what they've been observing outside. Things are hopping out in nature these days, and we don't just mean the frogs.  Loons, killdeer, robins, trumpeter swans, snake shed, goldeneye and yellowbellied sapsuckers are just a few of what students and listeners reported seeing.  Click the links to hear 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 considerjoining our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook to connect with other nature-conscious folks in northern Minnesota! 

Also, don't hesitate to check out John's Phenology Observation Worksheet for April!  Have fun looking for or listening for your first loon, spring peepers, wood frogs and much more!  At the very least, get outside and enjoy the seasonal changes happening!  

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.