Friday, March 19, 2010
I did a double-take when I looked at the melting snow bank along the roadside today. It wasn't snow. It looked like a giant tightly-woven spider web.
Tom knew what it was: snow mold!
It grows on grasses covered by piles of snow, he said. And its spores are one of the causes of seasonal allergies in the spring.
I was surprised that he knew about this lawn fungus (Typhula). (He doesn't believe in lawns).
How'd you know about this? I asked.
He saw a story about it on WCCO-TV this week.
The cure is simple: exposure to the elements. The sun to warm it up. The wind to dry it out.
Posted by hvhughes at 8:43 PM