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.

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.  This week, phenologist John Latimer heard from two classrooms who sent in stellar reports! 

Kids at Pike Lake Elementary report deer tracks, ice skating and an experiment to determine what nuts squirrels like best!  

 North Shore Community School kids report a pine marten, a flock of ducks and and they inspire John to discuss the uniqueness of the willow bud. 

UMD and NRRI Researcher Matt Aro on Thermally-Modified Wood

Jan 12, 2021
https://www.nrri.umn.edu/research-groups/materials-and-bioeconomy/market-oriented-wood-technology/thermally-modified-wood

The Star Tribune recently reported on new uses for dead ash, fir and tamarack trees.  Larch beetles, caterpillars and other invasive insects have killed more than 200,000 acres of balsam fir in Minnesota and half of the state’s tamarack trees.

The dead trees left behind don’t currently have a use – and could be a fire hazard. 

Marilyn Lee 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 closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  Listen to this week's report right here: 

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Marilyn Lee 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. 

In this student report, kid from Pike Lake Elementary report deer tracks, skiing and hoar frost! 

  Students from North Shore Community School report great gray owls, northern shrike and the Spirit Moon.

Ames Davis Informs Us About Wolves on the Tuesday Morning Show

Jan 6, 2021

John Latimer and Heidi Holtan welcome John’s grandnephew Ames Davis to the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about wolves.  Ames is a 15-year-old ninth grader from St.

Phenology Report: 12/22/20

Dec 31, 2020
Marilyn Lee 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 closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  This week John discusses later than average below zero temps, the common polypody fern, house sparrows, ravens, and much more! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for students and listeners to connect with the station about nature.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the phenological correspondence and classroom observations sent his way.  He shares and discusses them every Tuesday morning during the Phenology Show. 

In this pre-holiday talkback segement we heard from classrooms and regular listeners alike! 

Brandon Lentz 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 closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  This week John discusses our recent warm spell, ice skating, green plants in the forest and he educates us on the logistical reason behind star-nosed moles storing fat in their tails! 

All that and more in the full report! 

Katie Carter

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkbacks are an opportunity for students and listeners to connect with the station about nature.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the phenological correspondence and classroom observations sent his way.  He shares and discusses them every Tuesday morning during the Phenology Show. 

Gary Payne via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  Included in this week's report are differences between varieties of pine trees,  a comparison of the northern shrike to the blue jay, and, among other things, sightings of ravens, owls, grosbeaks, a shrew. 


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