Where can you go to find something alive when the woods is buried in snow?
Where in the winter forest is there almost constant activity?
Ahhh, but, here is a spring in the middle of the woods and it is full of life!
In addition to all the activity of the aquatic insects and salamanders, the streambed itself seems to be alive. The water springs forth through the sandy bottom in roiling, boiling, sand fountains. This spring water is cold, but the sand looks like it is boiling. That's why we call this spring a boiling-sand spring.
See my next post about some of the entertaining creatures living in this boiling-sand spring.