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Phenology Talkbacks and Listener Reports: March 24, 2020

Michelle Martin, Prairie Creek Community School
Daffodils in Northfield, MN

One thing that connects us all and gives us all kinds of good feels is the beauty of nature right outside.  What a wonderful treat to continue receiving school phenology reports even though kids aren't attending school as they were just one week ago.  We are so grateful to get these reports from the kids! A ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, that is for sure.  

This week, in addition to the kids' reports, we received emails from several listeners.  The data seems to prove that spring is happening.  YAY!   Click on the reports below and discover what people have been seeing outside!   If you have a report, leave a message at 218-999-9876 orsend an email to John.  We want to hear from you! 

 Kelliher students submitted reports of dealing with fishguts, ice cracking and the idea that it's time for spring to get here, already! 


August reports a northern harrier and many other signs of spring in the Shevlin area! 

Shevlin Township Report

Northfield kids report so many birds that the weather must be going to warm up consistently, soon! 

Northfield School Report

An email from Phil in Texas reminds us that life is just better with KAXE.  Thanks, Phil! 

Phil in Texas, Life is better with KAXE

Grant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee told us about the plants in full bloom where he is! 

Grant in Tennessee!

We also received an email from Dale near Staples who's been assessing the tunnels of a star nosed mole! 

Star nosed mole tunnels near Staples

And we heard from our good friend Pam... 

Pam Perry's report

Thanks to everyone who connected with us about what they've been noticing outside.  It's the perfect time of year to go for a hike or a stroll and pay close attention to all the fabulous signs of spring!  Don't forget to email us or call us at 218 999 9876 with your reports!   

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.