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photoblog image Watery Wednesday in Canada

Watery Wednesday in Canada

I had noticed the pond across the road was flooding the field around it. With some research and a walk I discovered a beaver dam. A friend who is knowlegeable about beavers believes there are two of them.  I am to watch my side of the water system carefully. The large rodents would love to cut all the trees I have  grown over the last thirty some years.  Below is a different view of the structure and some of the recent damage.

 

photoblog image Beaver Dam Jan 2016.jpg

Watery Wednesday in Canada

I had noticed the pond across the road was flooding the field around it. With some research and a walk I discovered a beaver dam. A friend who is knowlegeable about beavers believes there are two of them.  I am to watch my side of the water system carefully. The large rodents would love to cut all the trees I have  grown over the last thirty some years.  Below is a different view of the structure and some of the recent damage.

 

photoblog image Beaver Dam Jan 2016.jpg

comments (15)

I love the top photo - a very pretty image! Do watch your trees... it would be very sad to lose any of them!
You may have seen this letter - as it's been circulating for a long time - but I always get a kick out of it:
http://www.getipm.com/personal/dam.htm
Mary MacADNski: Thank you. Yes, I did see that link before. Funny.
This is quite impressive Mary! I love your top image.
Mary MacADNski: Thank you. It was formerly a field of scrub poplar trees but now it is under water.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2016, 06:28
Beavers, once hunted to extinction, have been re-introduced to parts of the UK. I wonder if people will come to regret this in future
Mary MacADNski: Oh no. They are very useful in waterways sometimes. It is when their dams interfere with roadways, bridges or private property they have to be moved or trapped.
Fabulous images, Mary, to show the dam situation! One hardly knows what to say or do in this case, when Mother Nature sometimes appears to not know what she's doing??
Mary MacADNski: Oh yes. It is nature for two year old beavers to have to find new homes.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2016, 08:14
It's amazing to see just the size of the trees that they can cut down. Let's hope that they leave yours alone and don't cause too much flooding.
Mary MacADNski: It has not affected my side at all. I have muskrats on my side if that matters.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2016, 08:32
I hope you manage to spot them, Mary
Mary MacADNski: I have muskrats and will know the difference by the size
I have seen the work that beavers do Mary, and they can create quite a bit of damage.
Mary MacADNski: Yes, in the wrong places they do but they also create nice fishing holes. A friend who suddenly had an influx of beavers in a nearby marsh suddenly had waterfront property.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Feb 2016, 09:42
Oh rats, gone is all your hard work. I heaver beaver is good for a fur coat?
Mary MacADNski: If they create a problem they will be moved or trapped. Some people want beavers to create good fishing places.
A fine set of pictures Mary, I can understand your concern about your trees. WE have had a small colony of Beavers reintroduced in the U.K.over recent years.
Mary MacADNski: I hope they do well. They are valuable and useful animals.
an interesting post, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: With more time I could have written more but left a link. If you come back to read the comments you will learn a bit more too.
Amazing creatures beavers. They were hunted to extinction here in the 16th century but have recently be reintroduced to parts of Scotland
Mary MacADNski: I hope they do well. They are valuable and useful animals. They are Canada's national animal. There is no harder worker than a busy beaver.
Must be rather special to have them there, though?
Mary MacADNski: Absolutely! Thar side of the road should get higher and perhaps it will deepen my warm water and clean it out some.
Alright in their place but that is not your place eh. It is so hard to think they can gnaw through trees like this.
Mary MacADNski: They can gnaw through huge trees. I would like to see it over there to stay. It would create a good fishing place.
you definitely have a bit of a problem Mary... they can really take down trees... i hope that it doesn't cause flooding around your house....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: If they start coming on this side I will contact the right people. It is already known about. It is actually at a good place to do some good work.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2016, 08:12
How interesting is this!

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