John Latimer

Steve Patterson Morning Glow 12/22/19 at Lake Bemidji

Nature Conservancy

Forest Ecologist, John Almendinger, tells us how the landscape of the Pineland Sands region of north central Minnesota has changed over thousands of years.

John Latimer heard from Phil from Michigan who had a story of caterpillar - a saddleback - that had hairs with chemicals that caused skin irritation.  Turns out there's lots of things caterpillars can do - listen to the conversation with Jim Sogaard - he's the author of Moths and Caterpillars of the Northwoods, a staple in John Latimer's library!

Phenology Show!

Jun 19, 2019
Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week John Latimer takes a close look at the blooms and changes happening in nature and considers how the timing measures up to past years.  We were thrilled to hear from August in Shevlin this week as well as kids attending the Mesaba Co-op Kids Camp!  Ed Dallas returned from a getaway and had lots of observations and of course John Latimer takes us in-depth on the blooms and happenings in the woods this week! 

Ian from Minnepolis

  Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report.

As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature.  Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place.  You can also send an email directly to John.  Either way, we want to hear from you!

Gary Payne, KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report. This week, John kept track of some special spring events: the drumming of roughed grouse, killdeer, woodcock, garter snakes, the call of the saw whet out, and the developments on the speckled alder.   Also in this segment is a conversation with special guest and longtime contributor to KAXE-KBXE, retired DNR Biologist Bill Berg.

Gary Payne, KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG and we've got the phenological evidence to prove it! 

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report. This week John discusses average blooms and animal sightings according to his 30+ years of collecting data.  He also talks about things he's already seen this year... eagles, trumpeter swans, and wood ducks are just a bit of this weeks report.  Click the link to hear it all! 

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids and regular listeners as they call or email us with their nature observations. The phenological data we gathered this week indicates that weatherwise, as Dylan says, "the times they are a'changin."  Spring is on its way and chickadees, melting snow, house sparrows, and the first rain pitter-patting on a metal roof are just a few of the clues the kids documented this week! 

Steve Patterson

We spoke Tuesday morning with DNR Nongame Wildlife biologists Christine Herwig and Gaea Crozier.  Our interview was in spired by pictures like those posted here from Steve Patterson of Bemidji and Debbie Center of Nevis on the KAXE KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook.  We also heard from listeners about Trumpeter Swans and porcupines, and read Benjamin Andrew Pope's report of a strong smell of a skunk last Sunday morning.  

Tawnee Corning via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB page

 

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday morning, our resident Phenologist John Latimer gathers his phenological data and reports his findings in the weekly Phenology Report.  You get to compare two weeks' reports in today's post!  So interesting to hear the subtle and not so subtle changes that happen in just one week!  

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