Tag Archives: winter
The witch-hazel genus (Hamamelis) consists of five species of deciduous shrubs. Three of these are native to North America, while two are native to the temperate regions of Asia. What is remarkable about these species is when they flower. The … Continue reading
Noon at Imnavait Creek, Alaska, reveals a multitude of colors in a cloud-studded sky.
At 71 degrees latitude, our PhenoCam near Barrow, Alaska, is our most northern one. In deep winter, the sun never gets above the horizon, rendering all our images a bit dim, and highlighting wind-swept patterns in the snow.
Boston has only received dustings of snow this year. Of course, last year when the city saw record snowfall, there had been almost no snow by mid-January, too. What the rest of this winter has in store is a mystery…
In Boston, the weather has been unseasonably warm this December. And it’s not just here. All over the Northeast US, parts of the Western US, in the UK, and beyond are still waiting for winter to arrive. The odd weather … Continue reading
In much of the northern United States, temperatures are now regularly falling below freezing. For organisms made mostly of water — like you and me and all other animals and plants — this poses some problems. Many mobile creatures like … Continue reading
It’s early December, and in Cambridge, MA, most of the trees have shed all their leaves by now. There are exceptions: some of the red oaks are still holding on to a few crispy-dry, brown leaves (the same is true … Continue reading
The view from the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State is just as glorious in winter as in summer. This area usually gets more than 50 feet of snow per year!