Phenology

Tuesday Mornings

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  John Latimer shares his phenology notes on what he has been observing this week.

Tom Cobb via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Each Tuesday our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into the phenological progress.  Each Tuesday at 6:50am, John shares observations from listeners during our Phenology Talkbacks segment.  He goes indepth with his own observations in his official, weekly Phenology Report at 7:20am. The evidence is in... Spring is in full swing! We couldn't be happier about it.  

  

Pam Perry is a retired non-game wildlife specialist for the Minnesota DNR.  She joins John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about birds. Pam says that this is the time of year you can go out and see something new every day.

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Each week our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into the phenological progress happening and gives a full report Tuesday mornings at 7:20.  

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Lyn Cristoffer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

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.  We heard some great reports from classrooms as well as from listeners this week!  

Hill City 2nd graders report Canada geese, a robin, and the song of a cardinal! 

  Students at North Shore Community School noticed, among other things, an eagle and two crows sharing the delicious carcass of a deer! 

Harvey Tjader via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

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.   Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the talkback comments and closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside.  On Tuesdays during the Phenology Show, we hear all about it! In his official, weekly Phenology Report he compares today's happenings to years past and much more. 

Katie Carter

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.  

Hill City students report a dead racoon, a skunk, trumpeter swans and more! 

Kids at Pike Lake Elementary are finishing up their sugarbush season and sneaking some sap sips as they do it! 

Near Duluth, kids heard an owl and saw caterpillars and a red fox.

Students in Northfield noted the first vultures of the season and the first flies! 

2021 Itasca AIS Summit to be held March 24 via Zoom

Grand Rapids, MN  (Mar. 4, 2021) — The Itasca County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program announced today that it will host the 2021 Itasca AIS Summit from 9-11am Wednesday, March 24 via Zoom.  The Summit features well-known fishing guide Tom Neustrom, who will speak about “The Future of Our Lakes in Itasca County.”    

This month we focused on the importance of lake associations in water quality and conservation in northern MN.  Joining us was Annie Johnson and John Sumption from Northern Waters Land Trust and President of the Association of Cass County Lakes Kathy Semotuk Wagner.  Email for more information on the Association of Cass County Lakes.

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

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.   John takes a deep dive into spring today reporting on deer ticks, his neighborhood eagle watch, the first grouse drumming, and much more! 

Phenology Talkbacks: 3/16/21

Mar 16, 2021

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.  We heard from two classrooms this week and we heard a fun story about Harry Hutchins from Ed Dallas... Enjoy. 

Kids at Pike Lake Elementary noted slushy hikes and a chicken standing her ground with a doe and her yearlings.

North Shore Community School students reported rivers breaking up and  cement-like snow.

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