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

Angie Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday we gather the Phenology notes, comments and questions sent our way from listeners and we share them the world.  Wolves, hummingbirds, loons, swans, and a tick free day are all part of this week's talkback segment.  What have you noticed?  Send us a note or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876. We'd love to hear about it! 

Katie Carter

Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's blooming, what's flying, and what's happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  Here is today's Phenology Report.  

Alissa Gallien

Every Tuesday we gather the comments, questions and observations listeners send our way and share them with the world during the Phenology Talkbacks portion of the Morning Show.  Here are the reports from this week! 

Have a comment or question to add to our phenology report?  We'd love to hear from you! Send us an email or call us at 218.999.9876

We reported live from the rain garden outside the KAXE studios this morning.  We also live-fed the video to Facebook.. here's how it went...

Did you catch the livefeed on Facebook

Questions or comments?  Give us a jingle at 218.999.9876 or email us or connect with us on Facebook.  We'd love to hear from you! 

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on FB

The woods and waters around us are dynamic right now!  Click on the link to hear the full phenology talkback report for this week to hear what people around the area have been noticing.   

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