Everything is melting and dripping, and the ground is not frozen all the way hard, but hard enough that the water can't soak in. That is why mud! Ice and mud together for a while, then comes shoots and worms. Just now the worms are still down deep, safe bow the frozen zone. I wonder where the horseshoe crabs go? We wanted to go to their beach today, but it was swan bath day, so we did not approach!