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Phenology Talkbacks: 3/2/21

Daniel Kavanaugh via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook page
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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.  We heard from several schools and listeners this week.  It seems spring is on its way.  Yay!

Kids in Cohasset report birds eating apples, a dead bat and how the sunlight impacts snowmelt..

  Wolves being seen and heard around the Proctor school district made their report this week...

Pike Lake Elementary

  Kids at North Shore Community School report, among other things, that the sun is at a higher angle these days and a deer poops 20-30 times a day!

North Shore Community School

  Kids in northfied report a flock of robins, loud birdsongs in the morning, and a squirrel inside the classroom!

Prairie Creek Community School

  We heard from several other listeners this week who noted bears, skunks and mourning doves... all signs of spring!

Listener Talkbacks

  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.