Jim is a consulting naturalist for WCCO Radio, co-author of the Minnesota Weatherguide Calendars, author of two books on nature in Minnesota, and writes a weekly nature column in several newspapers. He teaches part-time in the Environmental Studies program at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he graduated in 1962. After earning a Master of Natural Science degree from the University of Oklahoma he studied at several other institutions. For thirty years Jim served the Hopkins Public Schools as a science teacher and naturalist, retiring in 1998.
Jim and his wife Sandy have three grown sons and live near the shore of Lake Waconia on the western edge of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. To listen to podcasts of Nature Notes, click here!