Phenology

The rhythmic biological events are they relate to climate.

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.  Nature is changing right before our eyes these days. Listen to these back to back reports and learn how quickly things change in just one week.  You’ll hear about what’s gone to seed, what leaves are changing, and  why squirrels prefer some nuts over others!

Katie Carter

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Phenology Talkback is your opportunity to communicate with us.  Maybe you have an observation to share or a comment to make or maybe you want to ask a question!  Leave us a message at 218-999-9876 or send an email and share your thoughts! Our resident phenologist John Latimer gathers the messages from listeners each week and shares them during the Phenology Show on Tuesdays. 

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, listeners send along phenological observations and questions to Northern Community Radio resident phenologist John Latimer closely assesses the subtle changes happening outside and gives a full, official phenology report.

This week John’s report is full of signs of changing seasons, bird migrations, flocks of flickers,, sunflowers blooming, leaves dropping, and much more!


Katie Carter

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Each week, listeners send along phenological observations and questions to Northern Community Radio resident phenologist John Latimer. John gathers the voicemails, emails and letters and shares them during the Talkback portion of the Phenology Show every Tuesday morning. 

DNR bear biologist and research project leader Dave Garshelis joins Heidi Holtan and John Latimer on the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about bears.  Dave talks about bears getting into our bird feeders and garbage due to easy access and the 70% decline in natural foods over the past decades.  For more about living and recreating in bear habitat, visit the DNR website.

Gary Payne via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

John takes a close look at the changes nature this week...flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, a hazelnut update  Check it out here: 

Let us know what you are seeing by sending an email comments@kaxe.orgor leaving a voicemail at 218-999-9876! 

Katie Carter

Phenology Talkbacks happen every Tuesday morning around 6:50am.  Our resident phenologist gathers the emails and phone messages he's received from listeners throughout the week and shares them with the radio audience.  This week we heard from the Newstok kids, Russell, Pat, Scot, Lynn and Rory.  Nighthawks, hummingbirds, warblers, a wasp and a perplexing bird call are just some of the observations included in this rich report. 

Katie Carter

Every Tuesday our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a closer look at the natural world around us during the Phenology Show.  We share observations from listeners who send in their nature notes via phone and email during our Talkback segment and John gives his official Phenology Report noting the current changes in flora and fauna and comparing those to the notes in his extensive phenology journals. 

Bird Experts on the Extended Hour of the Tuesday Morning Show

Aug 12, 2020

Bird experts John Richardson from Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Laura Erickson from “For the Birds” and Harry Hutchins retired forest ecologist and longtime host of A Talk on the Wild Side, join John Latimer and Heidi Holtan on the extended hour of the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about birds.  They share what types of birds you can see and hear now and what they are eating.  They give us information on fledgling birds and the migration of many species at this time of year.  We get tips on the types of bin

Tammy Bobrowsky

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Every Tuesday our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a closer look at the natural world around us. He notes subtle and big changes happening and clues listeners in on what will be happening in the coming weeks.  How does he know so much?  He’s been documenting daily phenological notes for more than thirty years! 

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