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Beavers Up and Out

4-16-18 beaver l 690Although most of the Northeast is snow-free, parts of northern New England still have a while to go before bare ground is visible. Most beaver ponds, however, are open and the beavers have been taking advantage of their ability to access fresh food after a long winter of water-logged woody plants. While this particular beaver is dining on bark, most beavers head for any green plants, buds, grasses, etc. that are poking their heads above the ground. A particular beaver delicacy this time of year are the leaves and blossoms of skunk cabbage.

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7 responses

  1. Alice Pratt

    Skunk Cabbage must be very nourishing.

    April 16, 2018 at 8:12 am

  2. Barry Avery

    We saw tracks at Salmon Brook, Granby, CT a few days ago.

    April 16, 2018 at 8:28 am

  3. Troy

    Nice post

    From Troy’s iPad

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    April 16, 2018 at 9:40 am

  4. I wonder if all that young tender bark and the cambium and sapwood would have juicy energy filled nutrients for the beaver. That would be a much needed boost after eating only out of your larder for the winter.

    April 16, 2018 at 11:40 am

  5. Bill On The Hill...

    Very well composed image Mary…

    Please tell me your 400 mm didn’t get stolen too…

    Bill Farr… 🙂

    April 16, 2018 at 11:46 am

    • Not only my 400, but my brand new Tamron 150-600, my 100 mm macro, my 18(?)-200, and my camera bag (and Canon 5D Mark III). They hit the jackpot that night.

      April 17, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      • Ted Jerome

        Oh, no! I hope your insurance covers the monetary loss. It surely doesn’t cover the enormous annoyance!

        May 30, 2018 at 1:57 pm

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