#ScenicSaturday 04/Feb/2023

I share these pictures, from February (though not this year), to show #ourworldiswonderful. This shot is from 2020 and shows the brook that flows through the beaver enclosure. They were introduced to help reduce the flooding caused by the brook that flows through the village. So far, that seems to be working well. The area is fenced with deer/boar-proof fencing, so not easy to picture. I gather the original female recently died but has been replaced and the male and his new mate are working well together on new dams, forming new ponds and wetlands. An otter and a pine marten have also been seen in the reserve. I’d love to see them introduce fish into the stream as we might then attract kingfishers.


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11 thoughts on “#ScenicSaturday 04/Feb/2023

  1. That’s good to hear, Stuart. I grew up with a country warning about not interfering with or bothering beavers. I can’t remember the wording any more, but it was a mild “bad luck” warning. Turns out that this particular superstition isn’t a superstition at all.

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    1. It wasn’t so much superstition as greed that wiped out our population of beavers here in the UK, Lynette. Apparently, every part of a beaver can be used for some useful purpose and that made them valuable victims for hunters!

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      1. Here, it was the superstition that kept so many of them safe, but sky high greed was here, too. I Some areas the beavers were wiped out. Yes, every part can be used and their fur was especially valuable. I was raised with people who were superstitious about leaving beavers alone, so I never saw them as animals that one would hunt.

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    1. Their activity is very noticeable, Lynette. And their dams are extraordinary structures, really making a significant difference to the flow of water from the brook through the village; much more regulated now.

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    1. According to the latest reports, Noelle, both beavers are still in place. They’re certainly making changes to their habitat with lots of dams across the small stream.


        1. They’re protected by a deer/boar-proof fence, Noelle, and there are active cameras on site. Also, the area is relatively remote, so the vandals are unlikely to get involved. It’s great to see the way they’re changing the ecology of the small area, making it far more natural.


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