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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Classroom Phenology Reports and Questions for John!

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page
Red Osier Dogwood

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 our talkback segment on the morning show, we share observations from listeners and young phenologists across Minnesota... This week we heard from a handful of schools and John recieved a bevy of questions from second graders in Barnum.  Animals are on the move, trees are changing, spring is coming! 

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!

The North Shore Community School reports skunks, saw whet owls, coyotes and an attempt to feed an owl a beefstick! 

Hill City students report turkeys, bald eagles and a band of coyotes! 

Hill City School Report

Pike Lake students report snow depths, birds, squirrels and make inferences based on their data! 

Pike Lake School Report

Weaver Lake students have been paying close attention to changes happening with the tree branches in their classroom and those in the wild! 

Weaver Lake Student Report

2nd graders at Barnum School sent John a list of questions including how and why skunks spray, what it's like being on the radio,  how deer have babies and much, much more... John tackles those burning questions right here!  

Barnum 2nd Grade Questions
Barnum 2nd Grade Questions Part 2

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.