Nature

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.

 

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids and regular listeners as they call or email us with nature observations. Spring has sprung in northern Minnesota and boy are we stoked about that!  This week's phenological observations include sandhill cranes, red cardinals, gallons of sap, a flock of vultures, robins and much more! 

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! 

Dean Squires via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

 

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids and regular listeners as they call or email us with nature observations. Spring has sprung in northern Minnesota and boy are we stoked about that!  This week's phenological observations include trumpeter swans, ring-billed gulls, owls, eagles, bones, skulls, dead skunks, robins, tulips, and wolves crossing roads.  Click on the phenology reports to hear all about the wide array of plant and animal activity happening outside! 

Cis Pecarich Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB 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 the signs of spring are unavoidable.  Listen to the segment and find out how to tell if a robin was here all winter or has just returned, hear to the call of a saw whet owl, and find out what John has been noticing as well as what he's looking forward to! 

Jack North 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 upon us and these reports prove it!  Robins, sap, squirrels, caterpillars, goldeneye, a duck head, skunks, bees buzzing and even a grasshopper are all evidence of the changing season.  Yay! 

Dallas Clell Hudson 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."  We received nine school reports and four reports from adult listeners.  Everyone is reporting animal activity out in nature that indicates spring is on its way.  

Apple Blossom Nature School in Bemidji sent their report using Haikus... you can read those below.  

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!  

John Guida 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. skunk tracks, jumping off the roof into giant snow piles, bird songs and more are included in these phenology reports!  

Barry Babcock 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.  In this week's report, return of gold finches,deep snow and an increase in sunlight resulting in changes in the colors of many trees including the speckled alder! 

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