Crystals in the Snow

Another day full of fun and snow!

And look, what do we find?


Needle ice!


We ask:


How did they form?

science tells us needle ice forms when the air is above freezing, while the soil is below freezing. At night, when water from the soil meets the air, needles take shape!







About the Author of this Post:

Hello! I’m Yoshiko, a junior environmental studies major at Carleton college, Sarah Besse’s alma mater. I joined BOPN for a two-week internship in December, and had so much fun I decided to write a poem about one of our snowy days!

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