Nature

Marilyn Lee 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. Bobcat tracks,downy woodpeckers, a snowdrift covering a classroom window (which a hero-custodian cleared away),  a close study of layers of snow and much more are included in these phenology reports!  

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. It may be frigid outside, but the kids noticed all kinds of activity this week.  Swans on the river, bald eagles, coyotes, a wolf in someone's yard, wild turkeys and information on where you can look to see Jupiter and Venus in the night and early morning sky are all inlcuded in these reports! 

Brent Cizek 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.  This week John shares insight on what's behind the "phoebe" call of the chickadee as well as why we'll be hearing all kinds of different woodpecker calls very soon.  

Cis Pecarich Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week we hear from regular listeners and Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. We heard from several people who emailed messages to John this week and from four classrooms that put together some phenomenal phenology reports! Included this week are some beautiful observations  including a deer on someone's front porch, a bull moose, and a sunsent that caused the sky to have an orange hue with a tint of green and a cloud formation that made part of the sky look like a lake with islands.  

Jack North via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every week we hear from regular listeners and Minnesota school kids as they call or email us with their nature observations. It was a holiday week, but the kids still represented!  Way to go, kiddos!   

Katie Carter

 

The Chippewa National Forest is home to 21 developed campgrounds and more than 100 backcountry campsites.  We caught up with Knutson Dam campground host Floyd Baird just before Labor Day weekend this year.  In this segment of Let's Visit, Floyd Baird discusses his experiences as a campground host, people he's encountered, and he shares some no nonsence advice about camping. 

Mary Nordeen is the Public Affairs Specialist for the Chippewa National Forest.  This summer, Mary took KAXE's General Manager Maggie Montgomery and Producer Katie Carter on a journey through the Lost 40.  This segment of Let's Visit takes you along on that hike through the Lost 40.  Enjoy this taste of summer!  And get outside to enjoy every season in wonderful Minnesota! 

Sean Dunham is an archeologist working in the Chippewa National Forest.  In this segmetn of Let's Visit, he discusses timetables associated with the Chippewa National Forest as well as the mysterious Star Island! What do you love to do in the Chippewa National Forest?  Send us an email and let us know! We'd love to hear about it! 

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