Needle Ice: A Freeze-Frame Of Capillary Action

Needle Ice: A Freeze-Frame Of Capillary Action by Ser Anderson Broadcast 1.21 & 1.24.2020 Listen:   It was midnight and dark, but when my boots made crunching noises as I walked along the dirt road, I knew what was underfoot: tiny, clustered pillars of ice...

Investigate Ice!

Frozen water can take some pretty incredible forms! Learn about a few of them here, and then go out and see if you can find any of these amazing formations yourself. Perhaps you’ll even find some fantastic formations that aren’t on this list. Happy icy investigations!...

Ice Ribbons

By Kelly Dix, MNHC Volunteer Last Thanksgiving we took a trip to New Mexico. We were hiking in the Sandia Mountains in the late morning on a north-facing slope. It was a clear and crisp day and had gotten quite cold overnight. We approached some low-lying plants that...

Guest Post: Ice Discs

Enjoy this guest post about an unusual ice phenomenon from naturalist Larry Youmans, who lives in the Flathead Valley: I had the camera trained on a perfect 40-foot circle of ice. This was my second disc sighting, same place, and same disc size. I looked down on the...