Fun Friday: Night Construction

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from a lake at a nearby Missouri Conservation Area. As anyone who has been following me for a while knows, one of my favorite photography subjects is the American Beaver (Castor canadensis), shot from my kayak. Today’s post is of some recent activity at one of the lodges. As we […]

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Kayaking with the Beavers

Once again, I am now able to kayak with a local population of American Beavers (Castor canadensis). After having no luck at photographing the beavers at my favorite kayak area on Friday, yesterday morning I launched Rubber Ducky in the other area where I have had good luck in being with the oversized rodents. This […]

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Rodent on the Run

While cruising the refuge roads of Squaw Creek NWR (northwest Missouri), I came upon this rodent foraging along the grassy area between the refuge pond and the road. Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) are very common in a lot of Missouri’s waterways. Normally, they are seen swimming the refuge waters, with only their heads above water. And […]

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Busy As A Beaver

On my recent kayak outings, I have noticed a lot of recent beaver activity. Several trees have been downed by these constant-gnawing rodents:         And in this next image, you can see recent activity on a standing tree. The tree is currently being “girdled”, which will eventually kill the tree. And a […]

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