Phenology 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. 

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! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. 

We are just past the hottest days of summer and so much is happening outside!  Click on the arrow to  hear John's Phenology Report for the week.  Find out what's blooming.  Get the berry reports.  Learn the differences between the Canada and bull thistle and the tessellated and downy rattlesnake plantain.  This week's butterfly report includes clouded sulphurs, fritillaries, pearly eyeds, white admirals, and morning cloaks and the hummingbird report is lively - the feeders are under attack!


Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Talkback is your opportunity to communicate with us!

Tuesday’s’ Talkback Segment is always dedicated to the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate – Phenology.  Listeners send in reports of what they’ve noticed outside in the past week. 

Phenology!

Jul 31, 2020

Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Every week our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a close look at the natural world around us.  This week John discusses the fact that we are in the hottest part of summer and that corresponds with the coldest part of the winter 6 months from now.   In his report he digs into butterflies, blooms, bogs, kingbirds, berries and much more!

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday during the morning show, our resident phenologist John Latimer takes a deep dive into nature...just before 7am, he shares notes and phone messages from listeners during what we call the "Talkback" segment of the Phenology show.  Then, later in the morning, around 7:20am, he shares his personal, complete phenological assessment of what's blooming, buzzing, growing, and changing here in the northwoods of Minnesota in his official, weekly Phenology Report. 

Cis Picarich Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook page

Tuesdays are special around here!  Every Tuesday during the morning show, we bring listeners The Phenology Show.  It's a special time when we focus on and celebrate the amazing natural world around us!  Listeners send in phone messages and emails with observations and questions while our resident phenologist does a deep dive comparing what he's noticed in the week to the same dates in his journals from years gone by. 

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Tuesdays are special around here!  Every Tuesdya during the morning show, we bring listeners The Phenology Show, it's a special time when we focus on and celebrate the amazing natural world around us!  Listeners send in phone messages and emails with observations and questions while our resident phenologist does a deep dive comparing what he's noticed in the week to the same dates in his journals from years gone by.  This week we heard from the adorable Ruth, Axel and Pearl Newstock as they called in a report of a family hike. We also heard from Chris on Hill Lake and Harvey Tjader in the Bemidji area.  In John's official Phenology Report, he discusses butterflies and blooms and more!

Dale Irish, taken from his trail cam near Cook, MN

Every Tuesday we focus on the natural world around us during the Phenology Show.  Listeners send in comments and observations from their daily lives and adventures while our resident phenologist John Latimer provides a full report of animal activity, growth and blooms, comparing aspects of current happenings to events in past years.  Take a listen to this week's listener comments and John's full report  below.  In addition to learning about a wide variety of forest blooms, you'll hear about a heron killing a pesky squirrel and another heron killing 12 chipmunks! 

Gary Payne, KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

We missed our weekly reports from students this week, but thankfully we received  several reports from other folks in addition to our one student report from Auggie on Northern Sun Farms in Shevlin!  So much in bloom, so much activity, so many reasons to get outside and take note of the beauty all around us here in northern Minnesota!  

Learn how to help a turtle across the road, find out what a snake puked up while Auggie was holding it and discover many, many more observations from him and several other area phenologists in this talkback segment! 

Pages