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.

John Latimer

Every week John takes an indepth look at the subtle changes happening outside as the seasons move thru their cycles.   This week he reports on progress of trees and shrubs, birds leaving the area, birds returning to the area, and of course the status bald eagle family nesting near his home. It's a beautiful time of change outside!  Get out and enjoy it and then connect with us to let us know what you are noticing!  Call 218-999-9876 or email with your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

Robins, bears, red wing blackbirds, peepers, owlets... the evidence is in... spring is happening!  Check out all the reports below to find out what people are noticing from as far north as Kelliher and as far south as St. Louis Park! 

Don't hesitate to send your observations in via email or phone call 218-999-9876.   Check out KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook, too! 

Student Reports: 

Tuesdays, John Latimer welcomes his friend Harry Hutchins to the studio (or by phone during a pandemic) for A Talk on the Wild Side. Lots of talk about  Barred Owls kept things interesting this time. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Heidi spoke with John Latimer today about butterflies!  It's just about that time of year and some folks are reporting seeing them already!  In this segment John discusses subtle differences between various species and gets us generally jazzed about more butterflies to come!  

Tune in tomorrow during the morning show for more of John and one of our favorite things, The Phenology Show!

What are you noticing outside? Send an email and let us know!

For me, nature is the only place that feels 'normal' during these pandemic times. With all the uncertainty, right now I know this: anytime my brain is swirling, my kids are bursting with energy, I have the need to scream or cry - we step outside, and everything seems to melt away. 

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