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Phenology Show!

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John Latimer's Phenology Report

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week John Latimer takes a close look at the blooms and changes happening in nature and considers how the timing measures up to past years.  During the school year we hear from students all across the listening area as they call in their classroom phenology reports.  We quickly noticed a shift in the tide this week because schools in the area are out for summer, but we had a sweet suprise from  Robbie Tietge who teaches at the North Shore Community School.  During the school year her students call in a phenology report every week, but this week, we heard from Ms. Tietge herself as she provided the final report from her school.  Ms. Tietge poetically shared the cycles that happen during the school year in this heartfelt report.  Take a listen, you won't regret it.  We also heard from a few listeners about turtles and butterflies and much more.  

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 emailof 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.