Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Each week we hear from listeners who have been paying attention to nature in our Talkback segment and John Latimer takes a close look at the blooms and changes happening while considering how the timing measures up to past years in his Phenology Report.
We heard from many listeners in our talkback segment this week... people noticed nighthawks in migration, junebugs flying into people's mouths, a goldrenrod and aster variety challenge, a hazelnut update, a warbler report and much more. John's phenology report includes signs that fall is right around the corner - red maples changing colors, fireweed turning grey, cottongrass and woolgrass updates are just a sampling of what John reports on. Based on our rainfall and temps, John predicts a red fall. We are all hoping he's right!
As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature. Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place. You can also send an email directly to John. Either way, we want to hear from you!
If you love this stuff, please consider becoming a member of KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio. We couldn't bring you this kind of programming without the financial support from our community. Also, be sure to check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook. If you dig phenology, you'll dig the Season Watch page!
Along with fall, school is right around the corner and that means we're gearing up for weekly phenology reports from kiddos in the area! If you are a teacher or work with kids, you are invited to join the Phenology Network on KAXE/KBXE! John has created a curriculum spanning the whole school year and will connect with you on how to get your students observing nature and sending in their phenology reports. Send an email of interest along to get set up!
Listen to KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio every Tuesday morning for the full phenology show.