Wolf Ridge

Trees like ghosts!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
December 22, 2014

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Last weekend the icy ghost of hoar frost overtook the flora of Wolf Ridge ELC.  Hoar frost forms when water vapor in the air comes in contact with a surface at or below the dew point temperature. The dew point must be below freezing causing the water vapor to immediately freeze as ice crystals on the surface. The result is beautiful and ghastly white trees from top to bottom. Hoar frost is more common in the fall and spring. Looks like Halloween came late this year!

– Dylan Kelly

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