Phenology Report

Tammy Bobrowsky KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Talkback is one way we engage with listeners.  Phenology talkbacks become a conversation that paints a picture of what's happening out in nature at a given moment in the phenological cycle.   Each week, we receive reports, comments, and questions from listeners and classrooms across Minnesota.   Since school went online in March, we noticed the kids and classrooms engaging in phenology even more than before. We are so happy to provide an avenue for kids to get jazzed about nature!  We're going to miss their classroom reports this summer.  

Dave Harrington via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

Each week John looks at what's happening outside and compares it to what he's documented in his decades of recording phenology notes.  This week he compares aspen leafout times to years gone by among other interesting and inspiring facts.  Take a listen to learn all about it!  

Corey Campbell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Wow... It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Click on the links below to hear all about the wild wonder our student phenologists and listeners are taking note of!  We'd love to include your observations in our weekly report... don't hesitate to call 218-999-9876 or send an email and tell us what you are noticing!

Among many other things, Auggie reports the frogs going quiet when the air got cold...

Blackberry kids birds and blooms in their neck of the woods...

Phenology Report: April 28th and May 5th!

May 6, 2020
John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week our resident phenologist John Latimer assesses the subtle and not so subtle changes in our natural environment.  Here are two phenology reports one week apart... so fun to listen to the many changes that happen in just one week in northern Minnesota!  We live in an incredible place on this planet!  Lucky us! 

What a difference a week makes!

What are you noticing outside?  We'd love to hear about it!  Send an email or call 218-999-9876 and leave a message! 

Sean Dunham via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We're in the thick of glorious Minnesota springtime!  Click on the following links to hear what the kids and oters are noticing!  We'd love to hear about what you are seeing... send an email or call our talkback line at 218-999-9876. Get outside!

The kids at North Shore Community School have noticed bluebirds, spring peepers, butterflies and bees! 

Kids at Pike Lake Elementary saw hooded mergansers, ticks, and loons!

Kids in Barnum report thousands of fish eggs and forest ramps!

Mark Morrissey via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week John takes an indepth look at the subtle changes happening outside as the seasons move thru their cycles.   This week, among other things, he explains the differences between the bigtooth aspen and the tembling aspen and he gives listeners an opportunity to hear the calls of the wood frogs and spring peepers! 

Get out and enjoy the wonder outside and then connect with us to let us know what you are noticing!  Call 218-999-9876 or email your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

Debbie Center via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Young phenologists across Minnesota are reporting all kinds of activity in nature!  Bears, eagles and mosquitos are just a tiny snippet of the incredible observations kids made this week!  Click on the links below to hear the good news of spring activity happening all around us!

Kelliher kids saw several bears, song thrush, and woodpeckers! One student saw 15 eagles and Ms. Thomason heard night hawks for the first time of the season! 

 

Emma from North Shore Elementary School reports that among many other things, they've seen kestrels and cardinals! 

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every week John takes an indepth look at the subtle changes happening outside as the seasons move thru their cycles.   This week he reports on the vast  changes happening outside!  Get out and enjoy it and then connect with us to let us know what you are noticing!  Call 218-999-9876 or email your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We recieved some amazing reports from students and listeners this week!  Click on the links below to hear the good news of spring activity happening all around us! 

Don't hesitate to send your observations in via email or phone call 218-999-9876. Don't forget to join our Season Watch Facebook page, too.  We think you'll find it's one of the best places on the web!

John Latimer

Every week John takes an indepth look at the subtle changes happening outside as the seasons move thru their cycles.   This week he reports on the vast  changes happening outside!  Get out and enjoy it and then connect with us to let us know what you are noticing!  Call 218-999-9876 or email your observations!  We'd love to hear from you! 

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