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eaver

The beaver is a year-round resident in the Nature Preserve. Beavers use twigs and branches to build dams, creating ponds and lakes like the ones in the Wetlands Preserve.

The best times to catch the beaver in action are early morning and twilight. They will come and go from dam to dam along the terraces (which they created) of the streambed.


Beaver dam

As they slip over each dam, you may catch a clear view of the characteristic flat tail. If you startle them, they will do likewise with a sharp slap of the water and resulting splash. During midday, you are unlikely to see beaver at work, but muskrats are plentiful, and seemingly unafraid. They come and go along the stream, occasionally stopping to munch on a cattail root.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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