Tuesday, November 17, 2015
SAM SMITH BEAVERS GET READY FOR WINTER
Our beavers have been busy building their larder for the winter months. The store of gathered twigs and branches is next to their lodge and will be accessible to them from under the ice.
They are primarily bark-eaters, and ingest the bark of young twigs and the new growth of wood. They don't actually eat the wood, only the "cambium", a soft tissue close to the surface in which new wood and bark grow.
Preferred foods and building materials are the poplars and willows that grow around the inner bay and were planted by the Conservation Authority when the lake fill areas of the park were naturalized.
Click here for more information on the Castor Canadensis.