Jeffers Foundation

PHENOLOGY

Phenology

Third Week of June

June is rose month and now is when many types of roses are in full bloom. Serviceberries and red mulberries are ripe and ripening; birds and us outdoor enthusiasts enjoy these juicy fruits. In southern Minnesota, the second cutting of alfalfa begins, and a dozen butterfly species, including the buckeye and great spangled fritillary, are on the wing. On the June solstice, when astronomical summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere, the city of Hallock in extreme northwestern Minnesota will have 16 hours and 15 minutes of daylight; thatís 45 minutes more than Winona in the southeast.

June 17, 2017: Out of Duluth a few miles the surface temperature of Lake Superior was 51 degrees F and fishing was good with both king and coho salmon plus lake and brown trout biting. Lilac shrubs, crabapple trees, and wild lupines were seen blooming along the North Shore to Grand Marais and beyond.

LOOK FOR

What to Look For 06, 2019

Garden roses at June peak of bloom (U of Minn. Landscape Arboretum):
2017 June 23
2016 June 20
2015 June 24
2014 June 25
2013 June 27

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