Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for us to hear what you are noticing outside. This week, in addition to two phenomenal classroom reports, phenologist John Latimer heard from Northern Community Senior Correspondent Scott Hall and good friends Jack and Cindy Shelton.
Scott saw seventeen trumpeter swans and dozens of golden eyes on the Mississippi.
Kids at Pike Lake Elementary reported a snowy owl, rabbit tracks, and the notion that at 16 degrees, snow begins to squeak when stepped on.
Students at North Shore Community School report much deer movement, a magpie sighting, and a cecropian moth cocoon!
And Jack and Cindy Shelton witnessed otters seeming to build community along the riverbank behind their house.
Don't hesitate to send along your observations. We'd love to hear what you are noticing in your neck of the woods! If you are a teacher who would like more information about the Phenology Curriculum, email John, we'd love to have your students involved!
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