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

Marilyn Lee 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  what's changing color, flying, blooming, 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.   

Heidi Holtan via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 Kids all across Minnesota are sending in their Phenology reports and we are excited about their excitement! The next generation of nature lovers is passionate about their environment!    Click on the links to hear what the kids are noticing across the listening region!  

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

  We heard from lots of ghouls and boos for today's Halloween edition of Phenology Talkbacks.  Click on the links to hear the individual reports. 

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

Sue Keeler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

 

Tuesdays are dedicated to the natural world around us here at KAXE/KBXE.  The Phenology Report provides a comprehensive look at what's  what's changing color, flying, blooming, 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.   

Sue Keeler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

 

   School's open and the student Phenology Reports are rolling in!   Click on the links to hear what the kids are noticing across the listening region!  

Know of a teacher who wants to get students involved in the Phenology Program?  Send John Latimer an email! 

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