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Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE/KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to climate. Every Tuesday, as our resident phenologist, John Latimer said this morning, "we introduce you to the world we live in."  During the "talkback" section of our show, listeners get to be part of telling nature's story...We gather phenology related listener comments, questions and observations and share them.

John Swartz via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Phenology is the rhythmic, biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  Our resident phenologist John Latimer has been keeping phenology notes for 33 years, documenting the subtle and not so subtle changes he notices in the natural world.  Every week, he gives our listeners a full report of what he's noticing as well as what others have reported.  This week's report is full of hints of spring!  Horned larks, red fox, bluebirds and even the very early wound of a wood frog all make it into this week's report. 

Thom Bergstrom via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page


Phenology Talkbacks

Jan 25, 2017
Dallas Hudson / KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

 Hearing from our listeners is our favorite!  Each Tuesday we share the phenology related comments, questions  and reports from people just like you - regular people who look around and take notice while outside.   Have you noticed something unique happening outside related to climate?  Tell us about it!   Email or call our talkback line and leave a message at 218.999.9876.  

Want to get your classroom engaged in phenology reporting?  Send our resident phenologist John Latimer an email at  He'll get you going!