Phenology Show: July 21, 2020

Jul 23, 2020

Every Tuesday during the morning show, our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into nature...just before 7am, he shares notes and phone messages from listeners during what we call the "Talkback" segment of the Phenology show.  Then, later in the morning, around 7:20am, he shares his personal, complete phenological assessment of what's blooming, buzzing, growing, and changing here in the northwoods of Minnesota in his official, weekly Phenology Report. 

In talkbacks this week, John shared a letter from Pam who was wondering about the increase in hummingbird numbers.  John also connected with longtime talkback contributor Ed Dallas via phone.  Ed had solid advice for protecting oneself from underground yellow jacket nests while picking blueberries.  

In John's official Phenology Report, he shared monarch patterns, the maturation of the staghorn sumac, and provided a full report of what berries are ready for picking and which ones need to wait a week or so.  He also reports on a pair of sandhill cranes.    Did you know they decorate themselves with mud?  Click on the audio story to hear all about it. 

What are you seeing outside?  Send an email or leave a voicemail at 218-999-9876.  We'd love to hear about it!