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.

Larry Weber

John Latimer talked with author and naturalist and teacher Larry Weber today about all things goldenrod, with a little side road conversation on the beauty of spiders.  Are you seeing goldenrod?  Snap a photo and post on our Season Watch page on FB!

For info on how to order Larry Weber's new book "In a Patch of Goldenrods" email

Maureen Gibbon via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page


In our phenology talkback segment we share comments related to the outdoors that have come our way over the course of the week.   It's a fantastic time of the year to be outside relishing in all the glory nature has to offer. Flying ants, milk weed pods and so much more is included in this week's talkback segment.

Are you wondering why you are seeing so many hummingbirds lately?  Maybe you want to know how on earth they would band hummingbirds or how many feathers they have.... tune in for our conversation with Laura Erickson the host of For The Birds. 

And join our Facebook Group Season Watch to get your questions answered or to show your great wildlife photos. 

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB page


Every Tuesday, our resident Phenologist John Latimer reports on the subtle and not so subtle phenological changes he's noticed in the past week. This week John considers early signs of fall including woodbine turning red, early flecking of the red maple, warbler migration and several varieties of blooming goldenrods. 

Jill Dalbacka via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page


Tuesdays are about nature on Northern Community Radio.  Our Phenology Talkbacks segment is the time of the week when we share what listeners have been noticing outside.   This week, Ed Dallas reported from a home on the north shore of Great Slave Lake... musk oxen, frogs, and dragon flies were among his oberservations.  Also in this segment, John Latimer dives deep into how caterpillars protect themselves and  the architectual phenomenon that is the web of the orb weaver spider.  Did you know that even though an orb spider can only see an inch or so in front of it, if an insect lands far from the spider on the web, the spider can scurry across the web to its prey based on the vibrational clues felt in its legs?  Pretty cool.