Busy Beavers, Part 2




As a followup to “Busy Beavers, Part 1”, today’s post features a few images I was able to capture of the Waterton Canyon beavers as they swam underwater. That amazingly clear, “mountain spring water” of the Platte River, along with the relatively shallow waters, made it especially easy to see/watch the beavers as they swam […]

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Busy Beavers, Part 1




As was the case last year when I visited Waterton Canyon, I again had some quality time with beavers in the canyon. This year, I had a pair of beavers active in front of my lens … and they seemed to hang around for hours! Here are a few of the images I captured of […]

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Lucky Three’s




Today’s post is the story of “my lucky three’s”. On Wednesday, I make my first kayak outing in several months. Following the Midwest drought of a couple years back, we just haven’t had the rains we typically get, and the areas I kayak have not had sufficient water for kayaking, for some time. But the […]

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A Slightly Shy Beaver




Last week I posted on a busy beaver in Waterton Canyon, after fresh snow fell and the temperatures dropped like a rock (“Now That Winter is Nearly Here”). Today’s post is the same beaver, showing a series of images of him hard at work. In this first image, he waddled out of the water and […]

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Now That Winter is Nearly Here!




… it’s time to stock up the pantry for winter food supply! While photographing the Bighorn Sheep in Waterton Canyon, Colorado, a very busy American Beaver was observed cutting down willow saplings along the bank of the river, and then carrying them back to his lodge. This is a behavior of the beaver … they […]

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Whittling for a Cause




During one of my kayak outings last week, a juvenile beaver left the lodge, swam past me, and followed the shoreline for about 30 yards, before heading straight to the shore. I could not see what he was doing, or exactly where he went. After about 10-15 minutes, he returned to the lodge. This pattern […]

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Recent Beaver Activity




During a few recent kayak outings, I have noticed that the beavers are quite active right now … guess they were beginning to experience cabin fever, too! Besides conducting extensive repairs to the lodge (bringing in and placing cut-down saplings on the lodge), they have been very active swimming around … at least when I […]

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New Neighbors, Part 2




(This post originally published in November 2010) Yesterday, I posted some beaver images that I made in a creek near my home. Today’s post is from the same location, on two subsequent mornings. Fortunately, the beavers at this location have remained active and allow me to get quite close. Here are a few of my […]

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New Neighbors




(This post originally published in November 2010) Not long ago, while driving over a bridge on the way home, I noticed that our nearby creek appeared to be blocked up, causing the water level to be about 3-4 feet higher than normal. A few days later, I again crossed the bridge and saw a sure […]

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You Know Winter’s Approaching …




(This post originally published in October 2010) … whenever beavers pile freshly-cut saplings on top of their lodge, and pile plenty of mud around them to keep them in place: Lately, I have noticed this activity around 2 of the area beaver lodges I frequent. Unfortunately, this construction/repair activity almost always occurs during the nightime […]

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