John Latimer

Staff Phenologist

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.

The expertise he developed along the way turned him into one of Minnesota’s leading phenologists and host of a popular weekly radio show Phenology that attracts nature lovers and regular phenology contributors from around the state.

Ways to Connect

Cami Inforzato via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for our community to connect with the station thru nature… Each week listeners and students report observations and present questions to our resident phenologist John Latimer. 

What are you noticing? Send your observations via email or voicemail at 218-999-9876.  You could even record a voice memo on your phone and send your thought that way!

Dean Squires via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  Nature is changing right before our eyes these days. John gives a full break down of what leaves are changing what colors and much more in this report! Take a listen!

Let us know what you are noticing outside by leaving a voicemail at 218-999-9876 or send us an email.  We would love to hear from you!

Katie Carter

Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for listeners to connect with the station thru one of our favorite things: nature! Each week, listeners and students report observations and present questions to our resident phenologist, John Latimer. 

What are you noticing? Send your observations via email or voicemail at 218-999-9876.  You could even record a voice memo on your phone and send your thought that way!

Judy Wolf Anderson / https://www.facebook.com/groups/352304181474747

Each week we hear from regular listeners and classrooms around the region who are paying attention to the natural world around them. Resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the messages and shares them during the Phenology Show every Tuesday morning.   This week we were so thrilled to hear from so many classrooms taking part in the Phenology Curriculum!  We heard from Student Phenologists in Kelliher, Marcell, Hill City, Pike Lake, North Shore, and Northfield.    

Bruce O'Shire / facebook.com/groups/352304181474747

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  This week, John tells us to be on the look out for migrating geese, the vibrant burgandy of the downy arrowwood, magpies and much more.   Listen to find out how this year compares to John's 30+ years of data collection! 

 

Katie Carter

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  This week, John takes a deep dive into  leaf peak, leaf drop, grouse, eagles and much more.   Listen to find out how this year compares to John's 30+ years of data collection! 

Bonnie Lundorff via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Each week we hear from regular listeners and classrooms around the region who are paying attention to the natural world around them. Resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the messages and shares them during the Phenology Show every Tuesday morning.   This week we were so thrilled to hear from so many classrooms taking part in the Phenology Curriculum!  We heard from Student Phenologists in Shevlin, Kelliher, Cohasset, Hill City, North Shore, Northfield and Marcell!   

Katie Carter

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkback is your opportunity to communicate with us.  Maybe you have an observation to share or a comment to make or maybe you want to ask a question!  Leave us a message at 218-999-9876 or send an email and share your thoughts! Our resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the messages from listeners each week and shares them during the Phenology Show on Tuesdays. 

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  Nature is changing right before our eyes these days. Listen to these back to back reports and learn how quickly things change in just one week.  You’ll hear about what’s gone to seed, what leaves are changing, and  why squirrels prefer some nuts over others!

Katie Carter

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkback is your opportunity to communicate with us.  Maybe you have an observation to share or a comment to make or maybe you want to ask a question!  Leave us a message at 218-999-9876 or send an email and share your thoughts! Our resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the messages from listeners each week and shares them during the Phenology Show on Tuesdays. 

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