Digging deep into the facts of snow, snow storms, snowmen and professional snowball fights
The first photos of snow crystals were produced in 1885 by Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley. He attached a bellows camera to a microscope and then manipulated snowflakes with a turkey wing. Eventually he captured images of more than 5,000 snow crystals.
Raised on a farm in Jericho, Vermont, Wilson Alwyn Bentley became fascinated with the crystalline patterns of snowflakes at a young age. As a teenager, he began trying to sketch the delicate formations with the aid of an old microscope, but found them ...
Event Celebrates Legacy of Snowflake Bentley at Woodstock Inn Nordic Center
The Vermont Standard
“This is going to be all things Snowflake Bentley,” said Wallace-Senft who came up with the idea several years ago in Oregon where she was a volunteer for the National Forest and came across Bentley's book, Snow Crystals, a monograph illustrated with ...
Bentley's special snowflakes
The children's book “Snowflake Bentley,” written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian, tells Bentley's story. Snowmen, sledding and snow days are a few of the reasons that children love snow. The illustrations in this book add ...