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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Backyard Almanac: "Non-predictable November"

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JR Kelsey. Used with permission.
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White-winged crossbills on a double date?

A year ago, we broke the record with the warmest November temperature ever. The year before that, it was under 10° and the ice was thick enough to stand on.

Larry Weber loves a good alliterative phrase, but he had to coin "non-predictable November" for himself.

Whether it's weather or redpolls, November follows no precedent and no rules.

Nature-lovers, however, can count on a few things: the return of flying squirrels, World-Series moths, dancing crane flies and the return of Standard Time.

But unlike everyone else who's annoyed at the changing of the clocks, Larry says the stargazing is spectacular.

Lisa Johnson has been a broadcast journalist for 41 years ... and a radio announcer for a teensy bit longer.
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