The Nature of Phenology 9/18/21: First Frost

Producers: Hazel Stark & Joe Horn
Host: Hazel Stark

Frost forms when surface temperatures of objects dip below both the freezing and the dew points, causing instantaneous fuzzy ice to form on the surface of objects like our lovely garden plants.

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Hazel Stark lives in Gouldsboro, is Co-Founder and Naturalist Educator at Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and is a Registered Maine Guide. She loves taking a closer look at nature through the lens of her camera, napping in beds of moss, and taking hikes to high points to see what being tall is all about. She has an MS in Resource Management and Conservation and is a lifelong Maine outdoorswoman. Hazel can be reached by emailing [email protected]