Northern Community Radio presents Phenology show

Northern Community Radio presents Phenology

Summary: Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.


 Phenology Talkbacks: May 2, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 143

Tuesdays are special around Northern Community Radio. During our morning show which is a mix of national news and local features, Tuesdays our local features are dedicated to nature. Resident phenologist John Latimer shares phenology reports from classrooms across the listening area and shares his own insights as well. This week we heard from a fantastic group of kiddos as you'll learn by listening to their reports. Thanks to the kids and the adults who contacted us with their observations! If

 Phenology Report: April 25, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1011

Every Tuesday, our resident phenologist John Latimer talks to listeners about what he's been noticing in nature. This week, there is a lot to report. Spring is here and it's inspiring myriad natural activity! Have a phenology comment or questions? We'd love to hear from you! Give us a jingle and leave a message at 218.999.9876 or send an email . One week until pointillism takes place in the natural world, folks! What am I talking about? Listen to the segment to find out. If you notice

 Phenology Talkbacks: April 25 Student Reports | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 176

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! If you are or if know of a teacher who would like more information on getting classes involved in our Phenology Program, send John Latimer an email . It's such a

 Phenology Show: April 18, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1027

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. As our resident phenologist John Latimer says, “We are definitely moving into spring. You’re going to have to get yourself ready to rock and roll because things are happening fast out there." In this segment of the Phenology Show, John shares how to tell the

 Weekly Phenology Show: April 11 Edition! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1002

Our resident phenologist John Latimer takes us through the many signs that spring is upon us in this edition of the P henology Show. If you love nature and take notice of the subtle changes happening around you, please share your observations with us! We love to hear what is going on in our listeners' necks of the woods. Give us a call on our comment line 218.999.9876, email the station or email John directly . If you dig the Phenology Show, you'll dig our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch page on Facebook

 Phenology Talkbacks: April 11, 2014 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33

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! Hooded mergansers, pileated woodpeckers, spring peepers, painted turtles beavers, speckled

 Phenology Show: April 4, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1140

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! Love hearing about this stuff? Connect

 Phenology Talkbacks: April 4, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 151

Spring is in the air and the phenological signs are all around us! We heard from kids and grown ups all across the listening area this week! From as far north as Baudette and as far south as Crosby-Ironton , our listeners are observing the subtle changes in nature and we are loving it! Thanks to everyone who contributed to the talkback show this week. Red wing black birds, tundra swans, fox, cougars, buffleheads , wolves and coyotes are just a few natural wonders our local phenologists took note

 Phenology Report: March 28, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 954

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

 Phenology Talkbacks: March 28, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 95

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! We love hearing about what you are seeing and doing out

 Phenology Show: March 21, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1183

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. What have you noticed out in nature lately? We'd

 Weekly Phenology with John Latimer: March 14, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 929

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. Have questions or comments about what you are noticing outside? John loves hearing from our listeners. Send him an email or leave a message for him at

 Weekly Phenology Report: March 7, 2016 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1106

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... So much to learn in this phenology report! Even though it feels like

 Phenology Talkbacks: March 7, 2016 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 194

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. Lots of action in

 Phenology Talkbacks: February 28, 2017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 188

Each week we hear from students and people across the listening area as they share their phenology observations. This week, we hear about the surprising viewings of active moths and spiders outdoors as well as eagles mating, budding pussy willows, and a wooly bear caterpillar! Thanks to the kiddos from Roosevelt Elementary in Virginia, MN and Robert J. Elkington Middle School in Grand Rapids for their reports! Thanks also to Ruth in Grand Rapids, John the mail carrier, Harvey and Dallas for


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