Phenology Talkback

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 Latimer, KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page

Phenology is the biological nature of events as they relate to nature.  These days the activity in the natural world is profound... sometimes subtle and  requiring a concentrated effort to witness, other times taking over our senses.

Steve Patterson via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday John Latimer gathers all the phenology comments and questions sent along by listeners and area school children and we share their observations and queries with the world.  This week was a busy one around the listening area.  We heard from more schools than we have in a long time and there is so much spring action going on out in mother nature that the reports were full of fantastic findings!

LeAnn Plinske via KAXE-KBXE Season WatchPage on FB

Our resident phenologist John Latimer gives his full, weekly report of observations he's made in the natural world as they relate to climate.  Spring is in the air! Listen to the report for a full breakdown of what is going on outside these days.  An analysis of tree maturation compared to other years, sightings of northern harriers, redwing black birds, grackles, blue birds, butterflies, junco, and wood frogs and spring peepers are all in the mix this week!  

Jacob Laducer via KAXE KBXE Season Watch FB Group

We heard from students and adults from all over our listening area this week.  It's an exciting time in northern Minnesota and evidence of Spring is all around us!  The sap is running, the ice is cracking and morning cloak butterflies have arrived.  Reports of active wildlife abound - chipmunks, coyotes, muskrats, golden eyes,  hooded mergansers and a rooster that crowed 68 times in a row are just a few assurances that our weather is changing!