The Beaver Pond has Sprung a Leak

Went for a walk with Alice and our friend, Kent, yesterday. When we made it around the property to the beaver pond

If you look closely you can see how the ice slopes down into the center of the pond.

we found some unusual ice formations.

Slanting afternoon light

The water level dropped about a foot and a half  due to a washout in the beaver dam.  The washout must have occurred as a result of the heavy rain we had a couple of weeks ago.

We did find some newly chewed tree branches and trunks left above the ice as well as a trail in the snow that indicates the beavers moving about gathering food.  It will be a long winter for the beavers if they can’t access the food they have stored in the pond.

 

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