Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Each week in our Phenology Talkback segment we hear from listeners who have been paying attention to nature. 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.
This week in our talkbacks we heard from Al in Hibbing who wondered about a black swallowtail caterpillar he saw this week. Dave from Remer was concerned about milkweed plants he noticed that had few or no pods on them and a few people saw large flocks of common nighthawks.
John's Phenology Report, as usual, includes blooms updates as well as signs of fall he is noticing.
School is on! We are excited to start hearing from our intrepid student reporters in classrooms around northern Minnesota! 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!
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!
Listen to KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio every Tuesday morning for the full phenology show.