I have two things to offer with this entry. Some new pictures and an interesting beaver update.
After the beavers were flooded out, I decided to take the camera uphill to see what might be seen. Below are some pictures from that.
Meanwhile, new beavers were seen in the park. A small start of a dam was seen upstream from any earlier sightings. Today, I had a chance to explore, so I determined to go and see what that new dam looks like. I started about 50 yards upstream from the old dam and walked. I walked through water, and sand, and, and, and, found nothing.
That's not really true.
I found a turtle.
And a Great blue heron. (It's in the center background, trust me.)
And a really cool looking dragonfly.
And a deer.
And proof that a fox has been around.
And I found that my boots and socks and pants were very wet.
All in all, a good Thoreau kind 0f saunter.
But I did not find any sign of beaver. So, I turned around and went back upstream. I decided to go all the way upstream to where the beaver was firs seen about a year ago; just to see what was to be seen.
A few yards upstream, just where the old dam was--you'll never guess what I saw.
Wait for it.
Can you guess?
|the dam. 21 August 2013.|
And just about a year after the old one started.
Another year--another cycle.
Other notes. As you can see from the pictures below, the deer are forming new antlers. Fall, and the rut, are coming soon.
I don't plan to keep the camera on the beaver this time. I am looking to the hills this fall and winter, so have decided to keep the cameras at higher elevations. It'll be fun to see what is up there.