Thursday, December 11, 2008

the evidence accumulates

four days later the twig is bare, not a sign of a fungus or lichen. It was a cold morning but not frosty. It seems increasingly likely to me that this is ice, but I am puzzled why we only see it in areas of deciduous wood, and why I have never seen ice in this form before. A question for the New Scientist


Tara said...

Hmmm! I think I agree with you! And I wonder if it only happens at this point in the season? Not during the colder part of winter?

I went to your link, New Scientist! Pretty cool stuff!


spot said...

that link is good fun, I have sent them a picture and asked for an explanation