The winter world beneath our feet

A marten takes a peek over the snow
A marten takes a peek over the snow

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While most of us are skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing on top of the snow, there’s a whole world of activity under our feet. This is the subnivean environment. Small rodents and some insects live in this very special place – and the snow below can be a lot different from the snow on top.  Jay Andersen spoke with a local phenologist Chel Anderson about the mysteries and activities of the subnivean world.


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