Friday, February 10, 2012

Why Do Beavers Bomb Our River's Shore?

West Gallatin River on the Double Ditch Ranch.
Why do beavers bomb our river's shore,

Beavers are second only to man in altering the landscape. The wetlands they create with their dams are as bio-diverse as rain forests.
leave this tree for the wind, 

Beaver population is 5% of what it was before Europeans came to America
cut this log to fireplace lengths,

Beaver Lodge. Beavers rarely overpopulate because they are strongly territorial and only have "kits" once a year
or mate for life?

all these pictures taken on yesterday's walk with the dog
 It must be the moon.