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

Backyard Almanac: Summer Runs the Gamut

 A spiderweb covered in dew
R Suatts [via Flickr]

Since the solstice we've lost 20 minutes of sunlight, but that's hardly a sign that summer is on its way out. If anything, it's just finding its stride.

The youngsters are out and about. Sightings of fledgling, fawns, and fox kits are not uncommon. On a recent walk, Larry Weber saw some youths in their various stages. "I came across a site where there was a big puddle of water," says Weber. "What I saw was a large growth of tadpoles... they ran the gamut. There were those that had no legs, there were those that had only back legs, there were those that had back legs and front legs, and... there were extremely tiny, emerged frogs and toads."

And it's the season of spiderwebs. "Best time to see them is in the morning," says Weber. If you're heading toward the rising sun, the dew on the webs will be backlit.

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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