Hair Ice

Hair ice or frost beard

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A rare phenomenon, small patches of bright white ice on the forest floor. These delicate frozen water formations are known as hair ice or frost beard.
The formation of hair ice of frost beard is dependent on very specific freezing weather conditions. Ice hair can be found on dead moist wood. The freezing water from inside the wood is squeezed through the pores of the branch forming long thin strings of ice that look uncannily like hair.

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