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.

Harry Hutchins joins John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on Tuesday mornings for A Talk on the Wildside.  This week Harry brings us singing birds with calls that are similar to that of the robin.  Harry and John compare the robins call with that of the rose-breasted grosbeak, the red-eyed vireo and the scarlet tanager.  You can hear the singing birds and lively conversation by clicking below.

Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge

May 19, 2020
https://extension.umn.edu/event/minnesota-tree-and-woodland-carbon-capture-challenge

Matt Russell is an extension specialist in forest resources at the University of Minnesota. He joins Heidi Holtan and John Latimer on the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about the Minnesota Tree and Woodland Carbon Capture Challenge, a friendly competition for Minnesotans to learn about the role of trees as a natural climate solution. 

Dave Harrington via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Each week John looks at what's happening outside and compares it to what he's documented in his decades of recording phenology notes.  This week he compares aspen leafout times to years gone by among other interesting and inspiring facts.  Take a listen to learn all about it!  

Corey Campbell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Wow... It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Click on the links below to hear all about the wild wonder our student phenologists and listeners are taking note of!  We'd love to include your observations in our weekly report... don't hesitate to call 218-999-9876 or send an email and tell us what you are noticing!

Among many other things, Auggie reports the frogs going quiet when the air got cold...

Blackberry kids birds and blooms in their neck of the woods...

Phenology Report: April 28th and May 5th!

May 6, 2020
John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week our resident phenologist John Latimer assesses the subtle and not so subtle changes in our natural environment.  Here are two phenology reports one week apart... so fun to listen to the many changes that happen in just one week in northern Minnesota!  We live in an incredible place on this planet!  Lucky us! 

What a difference a week makes!

What are you noticing outside?  We'd love to hear about it!  Send an email or call 218-999-9876 and leave a message! 

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