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Friday, February 21, 2014

busy beavers






I'm continuing the walk around the beaver pond trail at Mactaquac Provincial Park.  The above photo shows there a very large tree was 'chopped' down by some very busy beavers.  By comparison, the sapling in the foreground is about 5 inches in diameter, so this was a huge tree.

I think this is the same tree that I took a photo of in Sept. 2012.


I stepped in closer to the tree to get this shot looking right down at the stump.

This is looking up the tree that had fallen.

This tree was about 40 feet tall!

Here it is laying into the trees, taking some others down with it.

More of the perspective of the tree (on the left) and the trail.

Back on the main trail one can see that a lot of the softwoods have been clearcut in this opening.

When we exited the road we crossed the highway to the other side of the park where the Mactaquac Golf Course is.  The cedar rail fence is all along the edge of the course.  More on that for another day.

We are going for a road trip to Banff and Lake Louise tomorrow.
These two places are major tourist attractions and are very beautiful.  I'm pretty excited to see them in the winter.  The only time I've been there before was in October about 14 years ago.  It's going to be a lot colder than it has been since we got here.  The temperature is dropping tonight and by Sunday it will be -26 C in the morning!  I haven't had to wear my big parka since we got here, just a light fleece jacket, but I guess I'll get to wear it for the duration now.  It's also supposed to snow a bit tomorrow in the mountains so I hope we have a safe trip.  At least the vehicle has studded winter tires on it!  

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comments.

Blessings,

Pamela



30 comments:

  1. Hello Pamela...I have been gone for a while which I posted about on my blog but I have also changed my blog name and in the process I seem to have lost all of my friends. I'm sending you a link to my new address and hope that you will find a way to get back to my blog I have missed you all. -kathy- Here is my new address...
    http://gratitudeattitudeatforty-fourlatitude.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi Pamela. Good photos! That tree was so huge - but Beavers can cut it down more efficiently than a saw I think!

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  3. Hello Pamela, sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Interesting about the beavers and the trees. I saw much of that in the Adirondack Mountains when we owned property there. I have heard that Lake Louise is beautiful. I can not wait to see the pictures. I know you are having a grand time with the grandsons!

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  4. Oh how fun Pamela!! I love Lake Louise!!

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  5. It will be so beautiful there. I just know it. You'll have a blast going all together.

    Those beavers really went for the biggest one in the forest, didn't they? Little turkeys!

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  6. So this answers the question I asked in my reply to your comment. I hope you have a wonderful trip! Stay warm. I hope it's as beautiful for you as it was for us.
    Lovely walk in your home province. Beavers are so industrious and can fell huge trees.

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  7. Love your photos Pamela . . . amazing those beavers are! Enjoy your winter hiking and day away! And yes, wear your parka!

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  8. Enjoy your time at Banff and Lake Louise. Lovely series of photos showing the damage that beavers can do to the trees. I love the look of the cedar rail fence, looking forward to seeing some more photos of it.

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  9. oh, i want to see both when in Canada again, Banff & Lake Louise. so fun!! you enjoy!! i really enjoyed your snowy walk. so lovely. i bet it was very peaceful. those beavers sure to get around. i bet they are super strong. strong teeth that is. ha. ha!! ( :

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  10. Wonderful photos Pamela . Touring Canada is on my bucket list . Busy beavers in deed that is a huge tree love the cedar fencing . Hope your weather is good for your day trip and not to cold ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  11. Amazing photos. I wish you a fun and safe trip this weekend. I look forward to you sharing more photos.

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  12. It's amazing how they can fell such big trees! I can't imagine doing that with my teeth. Really nice photos!

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  13. Pamela
    Banff and lake Louise should be beautiful, Lucky Lady!
    I know you'll take a lot of pictures for us.
    Oh, I'd love to have that 40' tree! I know I could think of
    something to build from it. Now I can see why Beavers have orange teeth.

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  14. That trip to Banff sounds absolutely fantastic. I can only dream of seeing it. Have fun, take tons of photos. Can't wait to see them.

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  15. What beautiful scenery you walked through! Love the birch trees against the split rail fence. Such a pretty view. Enjoy your trip and stay safe. I can't wait to see the photos! xo

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  16. We have a lot of beaver activity around here too! Banff and Lake Louise are fabulous! Enjoy!

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  17. The photos of the trees and snow trails around the beaver ponds are so pretty. I will be really anxious to see your photos of Banff and Lake Louise!
    Thanks for stopping by today. I should have explained that the fireplace isn't mine. It was at a restaurant where my daughter, granddaughter and I had lunch and I took the photos of the fish houses and the snowmobilers.

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  18. Hi Pamela, when a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around??? Except the beavers. My goodness they are regular little carpenters. Just wonderful. Sounds like you are in for a treat, being able to see Banff and Lake Louise. You have such beautiful wonders around you, look forward to more pics..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  19. Beautiful Pamela, and so amazing that a beaver can do such things isn't it. Hope that you have a great time on your trip. xx

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  20. Beavers are amazing. Have fun on your road trip!!

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  21. Enjoy your road trip, Pam. It's too bad you and Lorrie didn't hit Lake Louise at the same time instead of a few weeks apart.

    Karen

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  22. Wow - great photos. I wonder what the reason was for the beavers taking down that tree - I'm fairly sure they can't drag it back to their lodge.

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  23. Sounds and looks like you are having a wonderful time!

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  24. Have a wonderful time in Banff and Lake Louise, Pamela. It will be beautiful!

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  25. You will see some beautiful country side on your excursion to Banff and Lake Louise! Have a wonderful time and enjoy your family!

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  26. Sounds like you hare having some fun, and that's cold...we will be back to cold again, spring come home.

    Jen

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  27. What a wonderful holiday you must be having Pamela. Enjoy.

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  28. Yup, you're right it is the same tree I can tell by how black it was at the base. TEll me something>... why does a beaver take down a tree that hecan't get back to the running water to dam? I figure his brain isn't as large as this tree. Lovely pictures you got looking up the trunk, amazing. I hope you enjoyed your day today, -26 is not weather you are use to, best make tea and put on extra socks. I almost can't wait till Tuesday to find out if you fared the cold and show you a glimpse of my crisp linen on my blog post. Have a wonderful visit and week, blessings

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  29. Some beavers tackle big projects!

    The temperature is really dropping out there and then moving eastward. I was kind of hoping the really cold weather would be behind us by now, but I guess NOT!

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  30. Lovely photos, Pamela! I have to admit, I'd be a little nervous walking in a forested area where the beavers have chomped on the trunks of some of the trees. Yikes!

    I've been to Banff and Lake Louise once, a very long time ago, and it was breathtakingly beautiful, just spectacular! You will feel revitalized, I'm sure. Yes, do dress accordingly! Will be in Toronto from the second week of March, and am hoping for a prelude to spring!

    Have a lovely day!

    Poppy

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