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Phenology Student Reports and Listener Talkbacks: 3/31/20

Alyn's growing owlet and its mama

Robins, bears, red wing blackbirds, peepers, owlets... the evidence is in... spring is happening!  Check out all the reports below to find out what people are noticing from as far north as Kelliher and as far south as St. Louis Park! 

Don't hesitate to send your observations in via email or phone call 218-999-9876.   Check out KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook, too! 

Student Reports: 

Kelliher kids saw a bear and lumpy snow while their teacher Lara Thomason saw her first killdeer! 

In Shevlin, Augie reports, among many other things,  trapping and releasing a skunk without getting sprayed!

Augie's report from Northern Sun Farms

North Shore Community School reports crows gathering nesting materials and robins singing! 

Ms. Jackson reports from North Shore Community School

Northfield kids reported hearing spring peepers! 

Prairie Creek Community School report

Phone Calls and Emails: 

Chris from the east side of Hill Lake... 

Chris from Hill City

Dan the Egg Man... 

Dan from Deer River

Brad from south of Grand Rapids reports blooms!

Blooming Snowdrops!

In this report, we here from John Latimer's niece who lives in St. Louis Park.  Alyn gives a full report of what's happening in her yard, including an update on her owlet! 

John discusses first mosquito of the year and then the report from Alyn Davis in St. Louis Park

Emails from listeners get into the destructive power of porcupines, high bush cranberries and much, much more! 

Phenology emails

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.