Every Tuesday we hear from students across Minnesota as they send in their weekly Phenology observations. Even though it's been bitter cold this week, our student reports are full of action! Observations include several interactions with chickadees, even one actually landing on a child's head! This week continues our significant number of owl observations and even includes a recording of the call of the Great Gray Owl. Students report excitement about seeing multiple foxes and even a wolf, while others lament not getting outside at school lately because of the sustained temperatures below zero. Hold tight, kids! On the bright side, while some kids were cooped up inside, others were outside noticing subtle changes in tree foliage that indicate spring will come. Listen to the links for all the fantastic reports!
If you are a teacher wanting to get involved in our Phenology program, send John Latimer an email and he'll get you set in the right direction. We love hearing from students and knowing they are passionate about the natural world we live in.
What are you noticing outside? Send along your observations and questions about what you are noticing outside. We'd love to hear from you. Email or give us a jingle and leave a message at 218.999.9876. Join our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook to connect with others in northern Minnesota!
Phenology Talkbacks are made possible by the members of Northern Community Radio and a grant from the U of MN NE Regional Sustainable Development Partnership.