Are Beavers Really THAT Busy?

Beaver LoggingAt Silver Falls the answer is… YES!!

As you can see our resident beavers have been doing what they do best – creating wetlands.  As seen from the Nature Trail around the campground, our beavers have been making dams, gnawing young trees, and even trying their hand – er, paw – at being lumberjacks by taking down some larger red alder trees.

Fun Facts:

Beavers are one of the few mammals that alter their habitat to suit their needs. (Mammals of Washington and Oregon, Lone Pine Publishing)

You can even see a beaver dam from space!  WEBLINK

Beaver dam by wildlife blind

Vine maples Big alder downBeaver pondBeaver Branch Beaver Stump

Posted on January 21, 2016, in Park Happenings and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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