Busy Beavers

Hi there!  I’m a beaver.  The place where I live is a pretty great spot for a beaver like me; it has a perennial stream, which I believe some humans decided to name Zebedee.  It’s a nice big pond, and nearby forests with great softwood trees, mixed hardwoods, and shrubs that give me lots of building materials and food!  When I was out searching for a good place to create my home, I discovered an added bonus here – it turned out that a whole lot of my construction work had already been done by people!  Did you know that I’m a builder?  Perhaps you did, but I must say, the big pile of dirt that created a dam across Zebedee Brook is much more than I would have done!  Sure, I use mud to plug the little spaces between sticks when I make my own dam, but this man-made dam, well, now that’s a lot of dirt!  Even though it is more than I need, I wasn’t about to let it go to waste!  I have made my own beaver-style dams around it, since I knew that was a way to get more bang for my buck… (…teeth, that is!).  I am a clever beaver, after all.

Want to know more about me?  Well, I might have to tell you more a bit later, since I’m pretty busy, especially this time of year when my family and I are getting ready for winter.  We’re really busy this year. Do you know why?  Some people have decided that the big dirt dam that we have been using to make our pond extra big should go away!  Goodness!  I mean, don’t get me wrong.  I’m not a lazy beaver.  I’m sure I can handle the task of rebuilding my pond home even if that dam goes away, but man, people just don’t want it to be easy for us, now do they?  Anyway, I should probably get back to work… !