Nature

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special around here!  Every Tuesdya during the morning show, we bring listeners The Phenology Show, it's a special time when we focus on and celebrate the amazing natural world around us!  Listeners send in phone messages and emails with observations and questions while our resident phenologist does a deep dive comparing what he's noticed in the week to the same dates in his journals from years gone by.  This week we heard from the adorable Ruth, Axel and Pearl Newstock as they called in a report of a family hike. We also heard from Chris on Hill Lake and Harvey Tjader in the Bemidji area.  In John's official Phenology Report, he discusses butterflies and blooms and more!

Tammy Bobrowsky KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Talkback is one way we engage with listeners.  Phenology talkbacks become a conversation that paints a picture of what's happening out in nature at a given moment in the phenological cycle.   Each week, we receive reports, comments, and questions from listeners and classrooms across Minnesota.   Since school went online in March, we noticed the kids and classrooms engaging in phenology even more than before. We are so happy to provide an avenue for kids to get jazzed about nature!  We're going to miss their classroom reports this summer.  

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 progress of trees and shrubs, birds leaving the area, birds returning to the area, and of course the status bald eagle family nesting near his home. It's a beautiful time of change 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 with your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

Robins, bears, red wing blackbirds, peepers, owlets... the evidence is in... spring is happening!  Check out all the reports below to find out what people are noticing from as far north as Kelliher and as far south as St. Louis Park! 

Don't hesitate to send your observations in via email or phone call 218-999-9876.   Check out KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook, too! 

Student Reports: 

For me, nature is the only place that feels 'normal' during these pandemic times. With all the uncertainty, right now I know this: anytime my brain is swirling, my kids are bursting with energy, I have the need to scream or cry - we step outside, and everything seems to melt away. 

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