Summer

Ruth Hartnup

Today, July 12, Larry Weber recounts how July in full swing with hot weather with less then desirable rainfall.  However, big summertime storms can bring rainfall measurements back in line in just a few hours.

This time of year is good for wildflowers, berries, birds, insects which means lots of spiders, and beautiful spider webs.  In July we also are in butterfly, moth and dragonfly season.

Other highlights include and of course great Jupiter viewing and plentiful fireflies.

Today we share an encore edition of MN Reads with Minnesota author Sarah Stonich.  Stonich lives in Minneapolis and writes novels about northern Minnesota.

Her books are great summer reading and include "Vacationland, "Shelter" and her 2018 release, Laurentian Divide, published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Sarah Stonich Books

©Lisa Johnson

Larry Weber joins us for Backyard Almanac from the road, returning from a spider convention in Michigan.

Spending the day at the beach? Catch the Park Point Beach Report every weekday at 11 am on KUMD as we bring you the latest beach conditions from water temperature to rip current risk. Park Point Beach Report is brought to you by KUMD and the Minnesota Sea Grant. Have a safe and happy summer. 

The Park Point Beach Report will run through Friday, September 2.