Busy, Busy...

Whenever I'm at the river listening and observing the pair of Eagles, I always look for signs left by the resident beaver.  While I cannot see a den, I know that sometimes they make their home in the bank of the river.

Knowing that in the Fall they prepare for Winter by felling trees, I found it interesting to take notice  of their selection.  

They use the trees for food and the leftover branches for building materials for their lodge and dams.  Sunday morning it was diving in and around one of the many coves along the river. It's apparently been very busy because several trees, both large and small, have been gnawed regularly.  In fact, the morning I discovered this fallen birch, I could actually see the trail it left as it waddled through the oak leaves onshore from the river.

 

seeing, saying, and sharing...

Busy, Busy...Beaver

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Comments

Ann said…
That's a pretty big tree it took down.
MadSnapper said…
i had no idea they cut down suck large trees, for some reason i thought little trees. mind boggling
Inger said…
I remember beavers from Sweden, here we don't have them of course with our lack of water. How fun for you to be able to observe their hard work so close to your home.
Ginny Hartzler said…
This is so cool!! They are wonders of nature.
Stewart M said…
Wonderful! I'd love to see this for real. I was reading today about the progress of a project to re-introduce them to the part of the UK I am from.

Cheers - and stay safe - Stewart M - Melbourne
Rambling Woods said…
They are amazing woodsmen....

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