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

John Latimer via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  This week, observations include rising temperatures, lots of snow to shovel, wolves and pussy willows popping!  

Marilyn Lee 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.  

Elissa Gallien via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

 Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in their weekly Phenology observations.  This week, observations include snowy owls, the days getting longer, mouse prints in the snow, and clarification on exactly how many times the temperature has gone below -30.   Listen to the links for all the fantastic reports! 

Steve Patterson 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.  

Sue Keeler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Facebook Page

 

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