Winter’s Underwater Forest

The latest issue of “Lake Tides” from the College of Natural Resources at UW Stevens Point has a great article about their recent exploration of aquatic plant communities beneath the snow and ice. They’ve been studying a group of lakes in Central and Northern Wisconsin and are compiling a list of “what lies beneath” – or more accurately “what lives beneath”. There are areas where beds of green plants are a gathering place for living creatures and areas that are completely desolate. Here are two links to their underwater videos. They look kind of like my lawn in the middle of the summer! – Wanda Boldon