Nature Walk: Ice Designs

By Kerri on January 18, 2016 in Blog

ice Designs

photo by Carl Kurtz

Plants such as bulrushes, cattails, water lilies and animals such as frogs, fish or even snail shells often freeze on or just below the surface of ice that has formed on ponds and lakes.  Dark colored objects readily absorb sunlight creating heat that melts the ice around the object.  An impression or design is left than can be simple or intricate as with these river bulrush stems.

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