IT'S A FASCINATING FACT !
A BEAVER'S TAIL IS NOT USED AS A TROWEL TO CARRY OR PACK MUD !
beavers do a lot of their work at night and on cloudy days !
beavers do not hibernate in winter
beavers do sleep a lot in winter
beavers are active throughout winter
beavers plunge into water to eliminate fluid and solid bodily wastes
beavers never eliminate in lodge
beavers spend lot of time in water .. but actually spend more time on land
can cut down a 10 inch wide .. 30 feet tall cottonwood tree in 6 minutes
always use everything that they cut down
usually walk on land .. but can run
when babies are tired of swimming .. mother beavers push them ahead in the water like floats
beavers swim with just nose and eyes above water
november is usually the busiest time of year for beavers
super industrious animals
beavers swim with their paws and arms stretched out in front of them
to avoid collisions in the dark water
BEAVERS ARE A VITAL COMPONENT OF ECOSYSTEMS
THEY ARE PRESERVERS OF ECOLOGY
THEY ARE THE BEST FRIEND TO CONSERVATION AND AMELIORATION !!!
BEAVERS ARE ..
land managers . architects . engineers . contractors . carpenters . environmentalists . masons .
water managers . wildlife managers . landscapers . ecologists . agriculturalist farmers
when beavers create ponds .. trees that were living there .. die from the water ..
these trees become homes and habitat for all sorts of insects birds mammals
beavers are so beneficial and do no harm to anyone
EVEN WHEN COHO SALMON TRAVEL UPSTREAM TO SPAWN .. DAMS DO NOT STOP THEM ..
TIME OF COHO SPAWNING COINCIDES WITH TIME OF WINTER STORMS ..
WINTER STORMS OPEN PLACES IN DAMS THAT SALMON GET THROUGH EASILY
BIODIVERSITY ENABLER .. HUGE CONTRIBUTORS TO BIODIVERSITY
CUT DOWN TREES .. SUNLIGHT IS ABLE TO ENTER AREA .. INCREASED SUNLIGHT ALLOWS ALL SORTS
OF PLANTS TO DEVELOP .. INCREASED PLANT VARIETY ENHANCES BIODIVERSITY ..
INCREASES ANIMAL LIFE ...
SOMETIMES BEAVERS DO LEAVE THEIR LODGE AND POND ..
EVENTUALLY DAM AND LODGE WILL FALL APART ..
WATER LEVEL WILL DROP AND RICH SOIL WILL BE LEFT .. FLOWERS GROW ..
ALL SORTS OF GRASSES .. THEY HAVE CREATED A BEAVER MEADOW .. FULL OF LIFE !!!
THEIR PONDS ENCOURAGE ALL SORTS OF LIFE ..
RACCOONS . LEOPARD FROGS . FROGS . TROUT . DEER . RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS . DUCKS
HERONS . MUSKRATS . OTTERS . MOOSE . WEASELS . TURTLES . SALAMANDERS . CATFISH
CRAYFISH . MONARCH BUTTERFLIES . BIRDS . DRAGONFLIES . GARTER SNAKES . GREBES .
TRILLIUMS . LILIES . MARSH MARIGOLD . CATTAILS
beaver pond still water creates place for sediment from creek river stream to collect
sediments help to enrich capability of pond to sustain underwater plant life
plant life increases oxygen in pond
oxygen creates rich environment for fish and for their food source
sometimes after they fell a tree it is too big to be moved ..
they eat all the bark and leave it ..
it creates a dead log habitat
certain species of fruit fly cannot live without the rotten log habitat
some species of fish egg cannot develop in fast moving rivers ..
their eggs get stuck to wild bird feathers ..
birds travel to beaver ponds
eggs get deposited in the pond and develop into fish
no other animal including human does more for the environment than the beaver !
WHEN EUROPEAN COLONISTS CAME TO NORTH AMERICA
BEAVERS WERE DIURNAL DAY TIME DOERS
AFTER HORRIBLE HORRIBLE CONTACT AND EXPERIENCES WITH HUMANS IN THE EARLY 1600'S
BEAVERS CHANGED TO BEING NOCTURNAL DOERS TO AVOID HUMANS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE !
THIS IS UNHEARD OF !! ANIMALS DO NOT CHANGE THEIR WAYS OF LIVING !!!
EXCEPT FOR THE AMAZING BEAVER!!!
1600'S - early 1900's .. beavers were almost EXTINCTED by humans !
willfully without any regard for them at all
by the unthinking ... uncaring actions of humans
UNITED STATES AND CANADA CREATED AND PASSED LAWS
TO PROTECT BEAVERS ..
LAWS CREATED BY HUMANS
TO PROTECT BEAVERS FROM HUMANS ! !! ! ! !
40 - 80 MILLION BEAVERS LIVED WILD AND FREE IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE 1500'S ..
BEFORE THE EUROPEANS ARRIVED
BEAVER POPULATIONS ARE GREATLY GREATLY GREATLY REDUCED FROM WHAT THEY WERE
BEFORE THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH EUROPEAN COLONISTS
BEAVERS ARE ALWAYS IN DANGER AND AT RISK
FROM HUMAN ACTIVITIES AND TRAPS
THERE IS A MAJOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
ABOUT THE AMAZING AMAZING BENEFICIAL TO THE WORLD .. BEAVER !!!!
MANY HUMANS WANT TO LIVE ALONG WATERWAYS .. WHICH INTERFERES WITH BEAVERS ..
BEAVERS MUST LIVE IN WATER
HUMANS DO NOT NEED TO LIVE NEAR WATER
HUMANS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE HABITAT OF WILD ANIMALS WITHOUT AWARENESS AND CONCERN
FOR THE DISRUPTION TO ANIMAL'S LIVES ..
HUMANS WANT TO LIVE IN BRAND NEW HOUSES IN BRAND NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS ..
because of human development of wild places ..
humans are in closer contact with already established beaver dams and homes ..
beaver ponds sometimes increase in size .. which floods surrounding areas
human development interferes with beaver areas
humans wrongly perceive this as beavers interfering with them !!!
HUMANS HAVE TO RETHINK THEIR IDEAS ABOUT ANIMALS !!!!
NO MORE TRAPS EVER !!!!
CHILDREN AND PARENTS NEED TO DEMAND
THAT CURRICULUM IN SCHOOLS BE BUILT AROUND ANIMALS !
HUMANS COULD LIVE A BIT AWAY FROM NATURAL WATERWAYS THAT BEAVERS REQUIRE
HUMANS COULD LEAVE ALL SORTS OF TRACTS OF LAND WITH WATERWAYS FOR BEAVERS TO LIVE
HUMANS COULD CONSTRUCT THEIR OWN HUMAN-MADE WATER FEATURES ON THEIR PROPERTIES
TO REDUCE WATER LEVEL WHERE FLOODING IS HAPPENING ..
INSTALL BEAVER BAFFLER IN DAM ..
THE BEAVER BAFFLER IS SYSTEM OF SUBMERGED METAL CAGED PLASTIC PIPES THAT GO THROUGH
THE DAM .. LOWER WATER LEVEL WITH NO HARM TO BEAVERS
the Humane Society of the United States can provide all the information about the beaver baffler
HUMANS NEED TO LEARN AS MUCH AS THEY POSSIBLE CAN ABOUT THE AMAZING AMAZING BEAVER !
KNOWLEDGE WILL LEAD TO UNDERSTANDING ..
AND THAT WILL LEAD TO LOVE AND RESPECT FOR THESE AMAZING WONDERFUL INCREDIBLE BEAVER !
|" Praise the LORD.|
Let every creature praise His holy name
for ever and ever. "