PALISADE — Long Lake Conservation Center is hosting Phenology Fish Fry with John Latimer Saturday, Nov. 13.

The event includes an 1 1/2 nature hike through Long Lake, including a tour of the sphagnum bog led by John Latimer, one of the region's most experienced phenologists, who study recurring natural events like those in relation to climate, plant and animal life. After the nature hike, there will be a social hour before a dinner of fried Red Lake walleye with locally harvested wild rice, plus salad, bread and dessert. The hike begins at 4 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

Admission is $40 per person and is limited to the first 125. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students to attend nature school at Long Lake. The event is made possible through the support of the Long Lake Conservation Foundation, a 501(C)(3) that supports Long Lake Conservation Center.

As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minnesota, for 35 years, Latimer passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming an icon among area naturalists. Latimer hosts a popular weekly Phenology show on KAXE radio.

The Phenology Fish Fry with John Latimer is part of Long Lake’s autumn fundraising campaign that also includes the Nature 4 Kids Scholarship Fundraiser.

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