Nature

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. 

Michelle Martin, Prairie Creek Community School

One thing that connects us all and gives us all kinds of good feels is the beauty of nature right outside.  What a wonderful treat to continue receiving school phenology reports even though kids aren't attending school as they were just one week ago.  We are so grateful to get these reports from the kids! A ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, that is for sure.  

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Fishers by Nancy Mike Johnson

In response to COVID-19 we are creating more local content on Northern Community Radio - to keep us less socially isolated and to continue with our mission to be a resource and be trusted in our communities. 

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note when our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his more than 35 years of personal journals documenting climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday he digs even deeper with the weekly Phenology Report.  

 

Heidi Holtan

We connect you to northern Minnesota at Northern Community Radio and Tuesdays are extra special as we go deep into phenology territory to give you a comprehensive picture of the biological events happening in nature as they relate to climate.  It's our day to really focus on what's going on in terms of climate and nature.   We heard incredible reporting from students this week and we are really hoping they continue to call in their reports even if school is cancelled!

John Swartz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio.  It's our day to really focus on what's going on in terms of climate and nature.   During our talkback segment on the morning show, we share observations from listeners and young phenologists across Minnesota... This week we heard we heard about of signs of spring! 

Ed from Deerwood noted his first chipmunk! 

 

Grand Rapids students reported geese, bugs, and a dead skunk!

Kids from Blackberry School reported a screaming rabbit, woodpeckers, eagles and a black squirrel!

Dean Squires via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note when our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his more than 35 years of personal journals documenting climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday he digs even deeper with the weekly Phenology Report. 

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio.  It's our day to really focus on what's going on in terms of climate and nature.   During our talkback segment on the morning show, we share observations from listeners and young phenologists across Minnesota... This week we heard from a handful of schools and John recieved a bevy of questions from second graders in Barnum.  Animals are on the move, trees are changing, spring is coming! 

Brent Cizek via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Taking time to contemplate what is happening in nature is one of the many aspects of Northern Community Radio that sets us apart from any other radio station.  Each day we bring you a phenology note when our resident phenologist John Latimer shares a note from his journals of more than 35 years of climate and nature data collection.  Each Tuesday we dig even deeper with the weekly Phenology Report. 

This week, John dives into signs of spring, dragon's teeth snow forms and much more!  

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