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.

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! 

Sean Dunham via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We're in the thick of glorious Minnesota springtime!  Click on the following links to hear what the kids and oters are noticing!  We'd love to hear about what you are seeing... send an email or call our talkback line at 218-999-9876. Get outside!

The kids at North Shore Community School have noticed bluebirds, spring peepers, butterflies and bees! 

Kids at Pike Lake Elementary saw hooded mergansers, ticks, and loons!

Kids in Barnum report thousands of fish eggs and forest ramps!

Lori Ann via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

WOW!  We heard from so many people this week!  We loved all the incredible reports!  Click on the links to hear the beauty that folks are witnessing.  What a dreamy time to live in northern Minnesota!  

Augie's Report from Shevlin includes frogs, leeches and snakes, oh my!

Tony on Dixon Lake reports kingfishers among other amazing things!

Peyton's report from the Ely 6th graders has all kinds of hope for green things to come!

Blackberry school reports robins, ice outs and skunks!

Mark Morrissey via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week John takes an indepth look at the subtle changes happening outside as the seasons move thru their cycles.   This week, among other things, he explains the differences between the bigtooth aspen and the tembling aspen and he gives listeners an opportunity to hear the calls of the wood frogs and spring peepers! 

Get out and enjoy the wonder outside and then connect with us to let us know what you are noticing!  Call 218-999-9876 or email your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Young phenologists across Minnesota are reporting all kinds of activity in nature!  Bears, eagles and mosquitos are just a tiny snippet of the incredible observations kids made this week!  Click on the links below to hear the good news of spring activity happening all around us!

Kelliher kids saw several bears, song thrush, and woodpeckers! One student saw 15 eagles and Ms. Thomason heard night hawks for the first time of the season! 

 

Emma from North Shore Elementary School reports that among many other things, they've seen kestrels and cardinals! 

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

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 the vast  changes happening 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 your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We recieved some amazing reports from students and listeners this week!  Click on the links below to hear the good news of spring activity happening all around us! 

Don't hesitate to send your observations in via email or phone call 218-999-9876. Don't forget to join our Season Watch Facebook page, too.  We think you'll find it's one of the best places on the web!

Dam Tender Jeff Cook on the Tuesday Morning Show

Apr 8, 2020

Jeff Cook, Park Ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, talks with John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on the Tuesday Morning Show.  Jeff talks about his job as dam tender running both the Pokegema Dam and the Winnibigoshish Lake Dam here in Northen Minnesota.  Jeff gives an update on how the spring melt is going for these areas.

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 the vast  changes happening 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 your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

John Latimer

Eagles, bears, butterflies, baby turtles, and crocus flowers... spring is happening!  These reports are full of hope that warmer days are ahead! 

Don't hesitate to send your observations in via email or phone call 218-999-9876. Don't forget to join our Season Watch Facebook page, too.  We think you'll find it's one of the best places on the web!

School Reports: 

Northern Sun Farms in Shevlin:

 

Kelliher School Report:

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