Jon Cranfield

frozen in time mayfly larvae or are they?

In Garden pond, Observations on November 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I had a quick look at the ice covering my garden pond this morning. I noticed white ghosts well they looked like grains of rice under the surface. While a few mayfly larvae were still moving in the unfrozen water the white ghosts were set in a layer of ice approx 1cm thick.

According to the car thermometer the air temp is -3C. This was at 09.37am.

There is no snow on the ground here in Alresford as yet. I am keeping updates on twitter on the #uksnow tag.

I will also be keeping an eye on the pond with the ice forming each night it is getting thicker and thicker. Will it freeze solid?

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