Frozen World

Winter Adaptations: How Animals Save Body Heat

By Ian Harvey When you think waterskiing, you think: big boat, whining engine, smell of Coppertone mixed with engine oil. About as far as you can get from gliding silently through the winter woods, a hint of balsam in the air. In fact, though, all skiing is at its essence […]

Beech Trees Demystified

By BILL McKIBBEN ROUNDING A CORNER IN FULL STRIDE, KICK AND GLIDING ON SOME SUBLIME LATE-WINTER KLISTER MIX and suddenly the tracks ahead are tan instead of white, half an inch deep in leaves. I screech to a halt and jump out of the tracks, anything to keep from picking […]