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Springtails

2018 March 29

Our front walk goes through an awkward phase each spring. As the snow melts, because the ground is still frozen, the water has nowhere to go. A lot pools on our front walk (on top of a thick layer of ice). On Wednesday morning, we noticed several red splotches on the surface of the water. Closer inspection showed these to be rafts of springtails.

Springtails
Springtails

photo set snow flea springtail

Point Alexander