Watch for snowfleas during thaws

Many of the tiny specks in this photo are actually snowfleas

Many of the tiny specks in this photo are actually snowfleas

A balmy break often occurring late in the month is known as the January thaw. On such mild, sunny, midwinter days, tiny snowfleas often cover the surface of the snow like soot. But if you look carefully, you’ll see them spring across the snow like fleas. March break is another good time to look for them.

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