SPRING HAS SPRUNG and we've got the phenological evidence to prove it!
Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report. This week John discusses average blooms and animal sightings according to his 30+ years of collecting data. He also talks about things he's already seen this year... eagles, trumpeter swans, and wood ducks are just a bit of this weeks report. Click the link to hear it all!
John created a sweet worksheet you can download and use to collect your own phoenological data. Wood frogs, spring peepers, roughed grouse drumming, eastern phoebes, ice out dates, and common loons are just a very small sampling of the kinds of data you can keep track of with his handy handout. Download it right here!
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!
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.