I wasn't sure where to post this question, so here it is:

We live in Grassy Creek, in the mountains of North Carolina. Just the other day, we had 7 inches of snow. When I went outside, on top of the snow everywhere I go, there are millions of tiny insects - they look a lot like lice - on top of the snow. Some are dead, but many are alive, and they jump and bury themselves partway in the snow. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Does anyone have any idea what these tiny, jumping insects are and how they got on top of the snow all over my property? Snow is not new to me, but snow with these insects is a first.