Phenology

The rhythmic biological events are they relate to climate.

David Harrington

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio because we focus on climate and nature.  When school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing reports from our listeners as they sent in their observations of natural world, we also young phenologists across Minnesota when call in their classroom phenology reports.  This week we got some after the holiday presents in the form of haiku poetry from the kids in Ely!  We also heard from student phenologists in Virginia and Kelliher!  John Latimer shares some listener reports and recaps the action on the

Steve Patterson Morning Glow 12/22/19 at Lake Bemidji

Jerry Brademan 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 where 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 full Phenology Report.  

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

During our Phenology Talkback segment every Tuesday we hear about what school kids and adults are noticing outside.  This week the reports included lessons in ice safety and tree identification as well as observations of mouse prints in the snow, porcupines altering their feeding habits, feathered friends, squirrels and ice skating. 

David John 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 where 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 full Phenology Report.  

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio and when school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing from our listeners, young phenologists across Minnesota call in their classroom phenology reports.  This week we heard from seven schools and the kids have been noticing caterpillars, snow, moon patterns, bear evidence and much, much more.  Listen to the links for all the good information! 

http://moumn.org/CBC/index.php

The Minnesota Christmas Bird Count has a rich history dating back to the 6th count in 1905. Minneapolis and Red Wing were the locations of that first Minnesota census. The Minneapolis count was conducted by the Kenwood Bird Club, and recorded eight species, while the Red Wing Count - conducted by Charles Borgen and Nels Phillips - recorded seven.

 

Sue Keeler 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 where 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 full Phenology Report.  This week, among other things, John reports on sightings in his yard - woodpeckers, a porcupine, and a snow-diving rabbit. 

Sean Dunham via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio and when school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing from our listeners, young phenologists across Minnesota call in their classroom phenology reports.  This week we heard from students in Hill City, Shevlin and Northfield.  We also heard from Rich Libby who contacted John about a study he recenty read regarding the effects of artificial light on insects.  Listen to to the links for the full experience!

Angela Nistler 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 where 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 full Phenology Report where John assesses his years of notes and considers how those notes measure up to what's happening in nature today. This week, among other things, John discusses the differences between the northern shrike and the gray jay! Take a listen for the full report! 

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