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Phenology Talkbacks: 2/23/21

Daniel Kavanaugh via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for us to hear what you are noticing outside.  This week we heard from a few listeners and the kids from Pike Lake School! 

Joel wrote to John about snow depth and temperatures as he cross referenced this year's averages with his many years of data.  He also wondered why some branches seem lower now than in the summer. 

  The kids at Pike Lake School have been watching their trail cams and noticing a wolf as well as many other interesting things.

Pike Lake School Report

  Dave wrote in with question about a mourning dove and Deacon reported a murderous merlin.

Dave and Deacon's observations

  Don't hesitate to send along your observations. We'd love to hear about what you are seeing in your neck of the woods!  If you are a teacher who would like more information about the Phenology Curriculum, email John, we'd love to have your students involved! 

 If you love Phenology, check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook.   

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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.