John Latimer

Staff Phenologist

As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.

The expertise he developed along the way turned him into one of Minnesota’s leading phenologists and host of a popular weekly radio show Phenology that attracts nature lovers and regular phenology contributors from around the state.

Ways to Connect

What is cold, really?

Jan 16, 2018
Northern Community Radio

Cold is relative.  Listen to our staff phenologist John Latimer explain his thoughts on cold. 

John Guida via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

Jack North via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

    

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners across Minnesota as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  Click on these links to hear the  student reports and John's discussion of a couple emails that came in this week. 

Katie Carter

 

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.  Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer's Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

    

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners across Minnesota as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  Click on these links to hear the  student reports and John's discussion of a couple emails that came in this week. 

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