Phenology

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Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  John Latimer shares his phenology notes on what he has been observing this week.

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Marilyn Lee via FB KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page

  Each Tuesday, our resident phenologist John Latimer takes listeners on a journey through the outdoor world. This week, listeners learn about breeding practices of the adorable saw whet owl and recently noticed flight activity of the Canada goose and the Tundra Swan.  John talks with Harvey Tjader about wind pollination vs insect pollination, changes occurring in trees and shrubs at this time and evergreen varieties to keep an eye out for right now.  

Steve Patterson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer gives a full phenology report.  In this week's report, John discusses great horned owl and eagle nesting habits, gives an education on ticks, shares his longing to see a snowy owl, his love of walking frozen bogs and when we'll start to see wildlife including red tail hawks, killdear and blue herons. 

Drew Brockett via Season Watch FB Page

Each week, our resident phenologist John Latimer provides listeners with a full report of what has been happening out in nature over the course of the week.  This week the report includes an early thunderstorm, aspen buds, pussy willow flowers, butterfly watch, a robin clarification lesson, and what birds to watch for in the coming days.  Bog walking, lakes melting, the end of the lake skating, and the sound of a saw whet owl...

Ken Hupila via Season Watch Facebook Page

So many phenology indicators this week  that spring is getting closer and closer!  Starlings, drumming grouse, roosting partridges, otters, fishers, cardinals, and chickadees feeding right out of a child's hands! We heard from the kids at North Shore Community School, Roosevelt Elementary, Robert J. Elkington Middle School this week.  We also got a report from Mark from Effie as well as Jeff from Brainerd, Joel and Dallas.  Thanks to all of you for your great phenology reporting.

Thom Bergstrom via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page

    

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