Phenology Students

Jim Gallagher via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Each week we hear from young phenology reporters across northern Minnesota (and a few not-so-young phenologists, too).  John Latimer puts those reports together and share them with out listeners every Tuesday during the morning show and it's one of our favorite things. 

Dallas Clell Hudson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Each week our resident phenologist John Latimer reports on the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate in his weekly Phenology Report.  This week, John reports on what he sees up in the trees and down on the forest floor.  Trees are breaking bud, ferns are popping, columbine are exposing themselves and more. 

Lorrene Maroney via Season Watch

  Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.   Several school groups reached out to our phenologist John Latimer this week with reports of all kinds of natural wonders including king fishers, eggs hatching and even snakes.  There is so much going on out in the natural world this time of year. It's a fantastic time to be out and about taking note of all the changes going on!

Sue Keeler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

  Every Tuesday our own John Latimer reports on the subtle changes happening in nature in his Phenology Report.  Spring is here and northern Minnesota is very much alive with exciting new action that only happens in the spring.  Trees are leafing out, new insects are buzzing and crawling around, birds have returned and all kinds of babies are being born.  It's a good time in the north woods! 

We heard from a lot of keen young phenologists this week!  Reports include sights and sounds of a toad, wood frogs, frosty mornings, and currant leaves, loons, a lesson in trumpeter swans and even a boat race in Virginia that John Latimer was involved in.   These kids are engaged with their outdoors.  Bravo! Minnesota kids are so cool!

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