CHASKA, Minn. - The Andersen Horticulture Library has been an office of sorts for Jim Gilbert for years. At least three days a week he calls it home while he writes about the fragile relationship between weather, climate, plants and animals.
Phenology is the science of tracking biological and physical events of nature in relationship to weather and climate. Phenological observations include bird migration, flowering plants, ripening of fruit, coloring of leaves, along with ice-out and freeze-over dates of lakes and streams.
Jim has been writing a page or so about the phenology of Minnesota everyday for over three decades. He has been contributing to the Freshwater Society Weatherguide Calendar since 1977.
He has written many great books the last two "Nature Notes" and the latest "Minnesota's Outdoor Wonders" have all been written from this beautiful library. They are both great collections of pictures and information for anyone that loves the great outdoors.
Great info, great guy!
Belinda & Bobby
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