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

Dam Dan Blog

Every week we gather listener comments and questions about nature and discuss them during the Phenology Show on the Tuesday Mornings.  Today we also talked  with an adventurer who camped along the Mississippi River near the KAXE Studios last night.  Daniel Lee is paddle boarding the Mississippi River raising money and awareness for the American Camping Association(ACA).  ACA provides funding necessary for kids to experience camps and the outdoors, affecting 7.2M kids every summer.

Nora Woodsworth via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on FB

  Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's blooming, flying, ripening and happening in nature here in northern Minnesota.  Resident phenologist John Latimer is out of town so today Harvey Tjader joins us as a guest phenologist.  Harvey is a DNR forest ecologist in the Bemidji area.  

Jane T. Stevens 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.  What have you noticed?  Send us a note or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876. We'd love to hear about it! 

Love this stuff?  Check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook.  

Harvey Tjader via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

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

What have you noticed?  Send us a note via email or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876.  We'd love to hear about it.   

Maureen Gibbon 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.   Meadowhawks, thimbleberries, water hemlock, and purplish coppers are just a few of the reported sightings this week! What have you noticed?  Send us a note or leave a voicemail at 218.999.9876. We'd love to hear about it! 

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