The beavers managed to cut down a lot of trees and just left them
in piles laying every which way until they can use the wood
in them for their lodge or food.
A close up of the beaver lodge piled high with tree parts.
The beavers are sleeping in there right now. Shhh.
This picture is at an angle but shows where the beavers
chewed on the side of the tree on the right and actually chewed
through the one just behind it until it fell.
The ponds form when the beavers build their lodges and block
streams or brooks. There is all sorts of wild life here - frogs, birds,
ducks, small fish and lots of bugs. In fact, it is almost unbearable to walk
in these wooded trails in the summer because of the deer flies,
mosquitos and blackflies. There are also rabbits, foxes,
deer and the odd moose in these woods though I've never
seen a moose or deer while on the trail.
Now you know where the term 'busy as beavers' comes from!
This is a large white pine tree.
Can you tell which side of the tree faces north? The one with the moss on it. :-)
This poor old tree is full of holes made by woodpeckers.
Snow laden fir trees - so pretty.
This bird house may be for wood ducks that frequent the pond.
It is actually out in the water - safe from predators.
Even beech leaves left on the branch look pretty with snow.
One last shot. I like how the snow lays in a pattern on the boughs.
Well, that is the end of the pictures from our walk in the woods.
I am so thankful for each of you who stop by and visit
and I love sharing my pictures with you.
I hope you have a blessed day!