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.

Tammy Bobrowsky

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a closer look at the natural world around us. He notes subtle and big changes happening and clues listeners in on what will be happening in the coming weeks.  How does he know so much?  He’s been documenting daily phenological notes for more than thirty years! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. 

We are just past the hottest days of summer and so much is happening outside!  Click on the arrow to  hear John's Phenology Report for the week.  Find out what's blooming.  Get the berry reports.  Learn the differences between the Canada and bull thistle and the tessellated and downy rattlesnake plantain.  This week's butterfly report includes clouded sulphurs, fritillaries, pearly eyeds, white admirals, and morning cloaks and the hummingbird report is lively - the feeders are under attack!


Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Talkback is your opportunity to communicate with us!

Tuesday’s’ Talkback Segment is always dedicated to the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate – Phenology.  Listeners send in reports of what they’ve noticed outside in the past week. 

Phenology!

Jul 31, 2020

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Every week our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a close look at the natural world around us.  This week John discusses the fact that we are in the hottest part of summer and that corresponds with the coldest part of the winter 6 months from now.   In his report he digs into butterflies, blooms, bogs, kingbirds, berries and much more!

Katie Carter

Every Tuesday during the morning show, our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into nature...just before 7am, he shares notes and phone messages from listeners during what we call the "Talkback" segment of the Phenology show.  Then, later in the morning, around 7:20am, he shares his personal, complete phenological assessment of what's blooming, buzzing, growing, and changing here in the northwoods of Minnesota in his official, weekly Phenology Report. 

John Latimer had the chance for an extended conversation with the ebulliant Megan Benage.  She's a regional biologist who specializes in prairies and grasslands.  You can check out the Prairie Pod Podcast here. 

And check out the Recreation Compass from the DNR's website that Megan mentions.

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday during the morning show, our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into nature...just before 7am, he shares notes and phone messages from listeners during what we call the "Talkback" segment of the Phenology show.  Then, later in the morning, around 7:20am, he shares his personal, complete phenological assessment of what's blooming, buzzing, growing, and changing here in the northwoods of Minnesota in his official, weekly Phenology Report. 

Cis Picarich Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook page

Tuesdays are special around here!  Every Tuesday during the morning show, we bring listeners The Phenology Show.  It's a special time when we focus on and celebrate the amazing natural world around us!  Listeners send in phone messages and emails with observations and questions while our resident phenologist does a deep dive comparing what he's noticed in the week to the same dates in his journals from years gone by. 

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special around here!  Every Tuesdya during the morning show, we bring listeners The Phenology Show, it's a special time when we focus on and celebrate the amazing natural world around us!  Listeners send in phone messages and emails with observations and questions while our resident phenologist does a deep dive comparing what he's noticed in the week to the same dates in his journals from years gone by.  This week we heard from the adorable Ruth, Axel and Pearl Newstock as they called in a report of a family hike. We also heard from Chris on Hill Lake and Harvey Tjader in the Bemidji area.  In John's official Phenology Report, he discusses butterflies and blooms and more!

Caterpillars Count!

Jun 30, 2020
Caterillars Cou
https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/75733499

Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation, also known as phenology, and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the foliage of trees and shrubs.

We spoke with Dr. Allen Hurlbert about this project.

You can find out more here.

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