Friday, November 21, 2008
The ice is coming in, Beaver Family
The ice is starting to close in the beaver's pond and they seem to be ready for it. Their two lodges look sturdy and there are enough freshly cut tree trunks in the vicinity to indicate that they have stored plenty of food for the winter.
Their dam is finished and the ice should make it stronger. The dam has raised the water level about three feet.
If I could be any animal for 24 hours, I would want to be a beaver. Since I probably won't get my wish I will have to be satisfied with keeping an eye on them all winter. It will be fun to snowshoe out to their lodge in a month or so when the ice is thick.
The ice is already making some beautiful formations both in the dam and in the puddles along the path.