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Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas - History

The Club was started in Fall of 1972 by a small group of local snowmobile enthusiasts and was quickly affiliated with VAST.

Our Club name and logo utilizes the snow flea, Hypogastrura nivicola, an insect about 1-2mm (1/2 inch) long. The snow flea, which is actually a species of springtail, can catapult themselves in a random direction much like a jumping flea by releasing two tail-like "spring" projections. Although active all year long, snow fleas produce an anti-freeze protein which allows them to survive in sub-zero environments January through March. They may be seen on the snow hopping over the surface particularly under small trees.

Some Club members have observed an amazing similarity between these insects and themselves ... but it is not a criteria for joining our Club!