Great blue on ice (w/Youtube video)
Pesticides and gypsy moths

Suspended in ice


   One of the neat things about the ice on Lake Appert is that you can see objects suspended in the ice -- a fish or two, a leaf.

   For some reason, as you look at these fragments of the natural world suspended in the ice, you feel they are suspended in time as well, like insects in amber.

   The orange shapes deeper down are, no doubt, those legendary carp that appear every so often in the bill of a heron or the talons of an osprey.