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Phenology Tackbacks: School Reports 5/11/21

If you haven't been out in the forest yet, you need to get out there NOW! - John Latimer

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Tuesday mornings we hear from folks young and old as they share their observations of nature during our Phenology Talkback segment. Spring is such a magical time of year and this collection of reports documents all the progress beautifully!

Kids in Pike Lake report spiders and cowslips!


Students in Hill city noticed bloodroot and jack in the pulpit!

Hill City

Baxter kids report more sun and more wind!


Student in Northfield report butterflies and roadkill!

Prairie Creek Community School

   What have you seen outside?!

Don't hesitate to send along your observations! We'd love to hear from you. 

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 Watchpage 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.