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

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! 

Marilyn Lee via FB 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 blooming, what's flying, and what's 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.   

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! 

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