Sunday, November 11, 2007

Beavers active trail engineers

Beavers continue to increase their activity on Thayer Brook. In the last five days they have attemped to drop a dozen hardwood trees at the pool area on Harold Libbey Trail. They already have created dams above and below the pool. I have been amazed at how fast they work. In the few days between my visits to this area they have done an amazing amount to tree work. The two small waterfalls in this area seem to be causing them to want to stop the sound of moving water by dropping trees near them. It is important that they not dam this section since it is the only narrow area we can cross the brook to the new Outback trail.

If you make it down to the pool examine the trees near the water and observe the teeth marks in the wood and the size of the wood chips that they carve out! We have yet to see a beaver so if you get a photo be sure to share it with us!

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