Tagged: scenic

Photo GallerySpring 2015

Perfect pollination

A European Hornbeam, or Carpinus betulus, comes to life outside Memorial Chapel as spring descends on Hamilton. The tree is adorned with catkins, cylindrical flower clusters that allow the tree to be pollinated by wind. (Photo by Andrew M. Daddio)
Photo GalleryWinter 2015

Frost over Payne Creek

What causes the gorgeous frost we often see clinging to low-hanging tree branches along Payne Creek in winter? We asked Professor Adam Burnett, who studies climatology and geography. Called the Bergeron Process, it’s the same thing that occurs when snow forms in clouds. The warmer water evaporates and saturates the colder air, and the condensation deposits as ice. Isn’t science beautiful? Photo by Andrew Daddio