Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Beavers in the Quinebaug - cool to see, but probably not a good thing for the river.

We saw beavers three nights in a row on our walk along the River Trail.

If you know where the walking bridge across from Arch Street is located, you can see the beaver shack on the far bank on the western side of the bridge and possibly see these beavers, too, if you time it right. Dusk seems to be our lucky time. We even saw two swimming together on one of the evenings.

While it is very exciting to see all sorts of creatures in nature, working away, it makes me hope that the busy beavers do not disrupt the Quinebaug River.

Beavers are notorious at damming up rivers and causing all sorts of mayhem to all the surrounding areas.

What do you think about this? Am I getting nervous for nothing, or is there potential for a change in the river that will not be welcomed? What is the solution to the hard working beaver and the havoc they wreak? It seems to be a problem in so many places.

In the meantime, I will get a glance at nature in action, when I can, and see what happens.

I am a Putnamaniac that enjoys seeing the beavers in the Quinebaug, but hopes they do not do any damage!

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