Springtails: Lovers of Winter Sunshine
Brought to you by Upper Valley Land Trust's Field Notes Friday! "Programs Director Alison found some snow fleas on a warm(er) winter day to share with you all. There's no fleas like snow fleas because, well, snow fleas aren't truly fleas or even insects! More on that in the video. Also in the video is a description of how snow fleas live in below zero temperatures by creating a protein called glycine. Interestingly, researchers at Queen's University in Canada have been resear
"Here Comes the Sun..."
Don't get me wrong. I love winter. I am overjoyed by the first snow in the late fall. It reflects even small bits of sun and moonlight that get through winter's mostly overcast skies making the earth glow. The movement of animals in the field and forest are more obvious and much can be learned from observing and following them. Sunsets and stars are more vibrant. A whole new world of recreation opens up and nature is explored by breaking out the skis, snowshoes, sleds, and mi