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.

Sue Keeler via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note where our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his journals of more than 35 years of climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday we dig even deeper with the full Phenology Report.  This week, among other things, John reports on sightings in his yard - woodpeckers, a porcupine, and a snow-diving rabbit. 

Sean Dunham via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio and when school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing from our listeners, young phenologists across Minnesota call in their classroom phenology reports.  This week we heard from students in Hill City, Shevlin and Northfield.  We also heard from Rich Libby who contacted John about a study he recenty read regarding the effects of artificial light on insects.  Listen to to the links for the full experience!

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note where our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his journals of more than 35 years of climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday we dig even deeper with the full Phenology Report where John assesses his years of notes and considers how those notes measure up to what's happening in nature today. This week, among other things, John discusses the differences between the northern shrike and the gray jay! Take a listen for the full report! 

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio and when school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing from our listeners, young phenologists across Minnesota call in their classroom phenology reports.  This week we heard from Ely, Blackberry, Hill City, Two Harbors, Weaver Lake and Rockford.  Students reported crane flies, snow shoe hares, wolf tracks, a wolf kill and even 10 inches of snow in Ely!   Listen to to the links for the full experience!

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The Aitkin County Private Woodlands Committee Winter Tour is Saturday December 7th from 8-4:30 at the McGregor Community Center.  The tour is called “Taking A New Look At My Land”.  This day of learning helps us to understand how our private lands are part of a complex landscape, connected to the world.  For instance: 

The timber harvested locally plays a part in a global economy. 

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