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Phenology Student Reports: 10/19/21

Katie Carter

Classroom observations of the natural world

Tuesdays are special at KAXE/KBXE. It’s the day we celebrate Phenology - the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Every week our resident phenologist John Latimer gathers messages from listeners in regard to what they are noticing outside. During the school year things get wildly more exciting when we hear from students all around the listening area as they send in their observations and questions!

This week we heard nature reports from all over the state!

Baudette kids report muskrat huts, shaggy mushrooms, and aspens and maple trees dropping leaves like crazy!

10 19 21 baudette.mp3

The Coleraine Green Team report ducks and an oak tree with 120 inch circumference!

10 19 21 coleraine green team.mp3

Cohasset kids are surprised by the number of lady bugs and dandelions blooming in October!

10 19 21 cohasset.mp3

Students in Hill City report turkey vultures and moles!

10 19 21 hill city.mp3

St. Michael Middle School provided two reports from the Long Lake Conservation Center.

10 19 21 st michael middle school.mp3

Pike Lake Elementary kids noted skunks spraying dogs and a garter snake!

10 19 21 pike lake.mp3

Northfield kids had one last monarch sighting as well as flocks of geese and vultures!

10 19 21 northfield.mp3

Have questions or observations you'd like to share? Email John!

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As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.