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.
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