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Environment & Outdoors
Backyard Almanac
Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning. Have a question for Larry Weber? Email us and you might hear his answer on the show!

Backyard Almanac: anniversaries, ducks at dusk, and other delights

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Sarah Bamford Seidelmann
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Sarah Bamford Seidelmann found a troop* of mushrooms on her walk this week

"Tamaracks speak up and we forget all about deciduous trees)

A year ago tomorrow, Duluth set a heat record for October 9. Quite a feat, especially in the midst of the 5th coldest October on record.

On October 10, 2009, Duluth got a substantial snowfall, which meant leaf-peepers got to enjoy the fall colors through a blanket of snow.

And of course, the end of the month is the 30th anniversary of the Mega-Storm.

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JR Kelsey
American Pipits

From plovers to pipits, ashes and aspens, sharpies and sparrows, plus the visitor of whom Larry remarked, "I can't believe he ate the whole thing," Larry has our natural week in review.

*yes, the collective noun for mushrooms is "troop." Who woulda thunk?

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