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

Backyard Almanac: A Hot and Dry June

 A snapping turtle swimming in still water
Taieb Daniel [via Flickr]

Temps have been hot. June has been dry. Usually a wet month, June is on pace to be one of the driest ever.

Despite the dry conditions, June is still a month of growth. Baby birds are chirping, and the plants are growing. However, for anyone mowing their lawn the grass is not responding by growing back strong.

Animals are moving about, and none have been as present to Larry Weber as snapping turtles. The turtles are digging along roadsides to lay eggs. If you're driving about, keep your eyes open. "Even though a snapping turtle is well fortified with a hard shell they can't take anything of the traffic," says Weber.

You can hear Backyard Almanac every Friday at 8:20am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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