Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond


Snowflake Science

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It is snowing outside. The first real snowfall of the year. The large white snowflakes fall gently to the ground, landing with an almost audible hiss. Each flake is lost among the millions that surround it, yet we can imagine in our mind each individual snowflake as it falls, a delicate perfectly formed six-sided crystal...