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Phenology Talkbacks for December 28, 2021: Dogsledding and Quinzhees

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Sarah Newstok
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Building a quinzhee

This week we heard from our friends from Memphis who got to experience a real Minnesota winter with dogsledding, bird feeding and building a quinzhee on the ice.

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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.
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