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Phenology: School Reports and Listener Observations for February 25, 2020

Gary Payne, KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio.  It's our day to really focus on what's going on in terms of climate and nature.   During out talkback time we share observations from listners.  When school is in session, in addition to regular listener reports, we hear from young phenologists across Minnesota when they call in their classroom phenology reports... This week Chris called in a report from Hill Lake near Hill City and we heard from school kids in Shevlin, Grand Rapids, Kelliher, Pike Lake, Weaver Lake and Northfield!  Check out each report to find out what's happening across Minnesota!  You can send along a note to report what you've observed outside by emailing us or leaving a voice message at 218-999-9876!  Also, don't forget to check out the KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook page!

Augie in Shevlin reported birds eating from a deer carcass as well as swans and chickadees and much more! 

Clay, Karen and Marvin from Kelliher reported skunks, great horned owls and even a bobcat walking on top of the snow!

Kelliher Report

Isaiah and Teo in Grand Rapids report more minutes of daylight, bunny tracks and a wolf!

Grand Rapids Report

Kids in Pike Lake reported findings from their class observations of watching various branches.  Reports include branches from trees including service berry, white spruce, red maple, lilac, apple, dogwood and cherry trees! 

Weaver Lake Report

Jack and Isla in Pike Lake reported, among other things, chickadees, wolf tracks and bluejays!

Pike Lake Report

In Northfield, students reported gorgeous sunrises and some serious signs of spring including a flock of robins and loud birds in the morning while waiting for the bus! 

Northfield Report

And Chris from Hill Lake near Hill City reports, among other things,  above average temps and crows, ravens and eagles eating minnows that fishermen leave behind! 

Chris from Hill Lake

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.