Just because its winter it sure don’t mean the natural world vanishes. Yes some critters and process hibernate but other ecological systems thrive in the cold. Under ice organisms serve as a marker for the health of a watershed and other characteristics of the vibrant and dynamic winter ecology are found. Ice is a Vice, no doubt but its is also an area that lacks local knowledge of impacts here on the Rancocas. A few articles on the winter ecology. So get out and enjoy the winter, enjoy seeing critter tracks in the snow, enjoy seeing the process of creek ice formation, enjoy winter wildlife and when your one wandering outside in the winter, head home or to a local Mt. Holly business for a hot beverage and warm meal.
Evolution of Ice
Scottish Article on Ice formation and Ice Pancakes https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2879346/Ice-pancakes-floating-Scottish-river-Bizarre-formations-occur-frozen-crystals-collect-circular-disks.html
Under Ice Microbes