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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beaver dams

I was at the top of our ridge Tuesday and got a good look at what the beavers are doing to our wetland. Their two dams along Pleasant Valley Creek are quite visible from the photo. The lower dam is about 100 feet upstream from the boardwalk.

The larger dam, at the mouth of the creek near County F has been removed (again!) by a backhoe, and so far has not been replaced.

We have had beavers off and on at Pleasant Valley Creek for years, but this is the first time they have been so far downstream.

Muskrats have also built a house just upstream from the boardwalk, but they rarely do any significant damage.


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