Phenology Report

Dean Squires via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

 

Every week we hear from Minnesota school kids and regular listeners as they call or email us with nature observations. Spring has sprung in northern Minnesota and boy are we stoked about that!  This week's phenological observations include trumpeter swans, ring-billed gulls, owls, eagles, bones, skulls, dead skunks, robins, tulips, and wolves crossing roads.  Click on the phenology reports to hear all about the wide array of plant and animal activity happening outside! 

Cis Pecarich Ramsdell via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

SPRING HAS SPRUNG and we've got the phenological evidence to prove it! 

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 the signs of spring are unavoidable.  Listen to the segment and find out how to tell if a robin was here all winter or has just returned, hear to the call of a saw whet owl, and find out what John has been noticing as well as what he's looking forward to! 

Jack North 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. The phenological data we gathered this week indicates that weatherwise, as Dylan says, "the times they are a'changin."  Spring is upon us and these reports prove it!  Robins, sap, squirrels, caterpillars, goldeneye, a duck head, skunks, bees buzzing and even a grasshopper are all evidence of the changing season.  Yay! 

Debbie Center 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. The phenological data we gathered this week indicates that weatherwise, as Dylan says, "the times they are a'changin."  Spring is on its way and chickadees, melting snow, house sparrows, and the first rain pitter-patting on a metal roof are just a few of the clues the kids documented this week! 

Dallas Clell Hudson 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. The phenological data we gathered this week indicates that weatherwise, as Dylan says, "the times they are a'changin."  We received nine school reports and four reports from adult listeners.  Everyone is reporting animal activity out in nature that indicates spring is on its way.  

Apple Blossom Nature School in Bemidji sent their report using Haikus... you can read those below.  

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