|The pond with primary lodge back in September.|
|Now, in late November, dam and lodge winterizing is in full swing.|
|The bark is often eaten.|
|Sawing the log into manageable (and edible) pieces.|
|At first glance, you'd swear a lumberjack had done this.|
|A log slide down to the pond. There are more than a dozen of these around the pond, all leading to a lumbering site on the elevated area far from the pond.|
Beavers are legendary for their ability to react to the sound of running water and immediately patch a breach in their dam. At one point some researchers put a tape recorder with running water sounds in the middle of a field. Some nearby beavers quickly covered it with mud and bark. Does this prove you don't have to be bright to be a good engineer?
|Castor canadensis. Photo by Steve.|