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

Backyard Almanac: Dark Days, Warm Weather, and the Christmas Bird Count

A blue jay perched on a branch in the winter
Larry Reis [via Flickr]

"It's an interesting December that we're getting so far," says Larry Weber. December continues its hot streak. Temps have been roughly ten degrees above normal this month. The short days and 4:20pm sunsets have kept things dark, just not cold.

Various Christmas Bird Counts are also coming up. Several communities across the continent (and many in the Northland) venture out on a given day near Christmas to spot birds, identify species, and report the sightings.

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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