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

Backyard Almanac: Time for Morning Walks

 A monarch caterpillar crawling down a green leaf
USFWS Midwest Region [via Flickr]

The days can get warm in July. Larry Weber has been getting out for morning walks before the heat of the day becomes potentially burdensome. How hot can July get? On July 13th, 1936, the temperature in Duluth hit a record high of 106 degrees - and that was down by the lake. Inversely, in 1992 the entire month passed by without eclipsing 80.

During those morning walks keep an eye out for the next generation of butterflies; caterpillars. They'll be hanging out with the milkweed. Spiderwebs will also be growing as the month rolls along. And even with the dry June we had, the vernal ponds should yield a solid crop of tadpoles.

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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