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Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  John Latimer has kept meticulous phenology notes for the past 30+ years.  Each Tuesday, he shares what he's noticed recently and cross references that information with the data he has collected over the years.  This week's report includes fox, a variety of animal tracks and an explanation of why one might have seen a skunk sneaking around last week.

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Every Tuesday we gather phenology comments and observations sent in by our listeners and share them with the world.  This week, John Latimer reports on the Christmas bird count in Grand Rapids as well as tracks people have noticed while out in the wilderness.  

The Neilson Spearhead Center's Snow Sparkles and Winter Wonders Event for 2nd - 12th graders will take place Wednesday, December 28th from noon - 5pm.  Cost is $10 per single kid, $15 for 2!  To register your child/children for the event, call George Ann at 218.586.3414.  

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Each Tuesday our resident phenologist John Latimer looks back on the phenology notes he's kept for more than thirty years and compares them to what is happening currently.  Click the link to hear what John noticed back in 1984 as well as what he's noticed this week.  

Tune in each day during the KAXE Morning Show and in the evening during  All Things Considered to hear John's daily phenology notes.  

Last week was crazy cold for this time of year.  We heard from two classrooms full of bright, observant students and also from a crew of listeners across northern Minnesota.  Thanks to all of you for sharing your observations!  

If you are a teacher or know a teacher who would love to get his/her students involved in our phenology program, get in touch with us!  Our phenologist John Latimer loves to visit classrooms and get kids engaged in noticing the natural world around them.  You can email John at jlatimer@kaxe.org

Last week we talked with one of our members (you know the drill:  we pulled up a chair to one of our member's kitchen tables and we got to know them a little bit better) from north of Nashwauk. 

I knew it would be fun when I saw the look on John Bauer's face when he heard the word "kefir".  Kim was so much fun, we talked about the bionic woman, sign language interpreting, and Kim's band Hobo Revival

John Swartz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Group

Living in the north woods of Minnesota, it's hard to turn to turn a blind eye to the power of the natural world surrounding us.  That said, documenting the subtle changes in the natural world each day is a practice not many take part in.  Our resident phenologist John Latimer has been keeping phenology journals each day for 30+ years.  He's documented the subtle and not so subtle changes in the biological world that he notices day after day.  He shares his historical notes each day in a series we call Daily Phenology Notes.

Bemidji Pioneer

Earlier today Scott Hall reported on an informational meeting held by Enbridge Energy regarding the Line 3 pipeline.

The Canadian oil pipeline company, Enbridge Energy, wants to build another pipeline across northern MN.The company currently operates six lines that carry oil from Clearbrook - along a route that roughly follows highway 2.  The lines deliver oil to refineries in Superior, Wisconsin and beyond. 

Our largest source of funding is our listeners, people like YOU, who become members. 

It's almost the end of 2016 and this Friday we will bring you the Flash Drive Marathon. 

Bob Conzemius

Dr. Bob Conzemius is our Big Weather Picture guy.  Tuesday mornings he and John Latimer do a deep dive into weather.  Have a burning weather question?  Email us