We found some time in this late fall, daylight challenged time to recon the far bog. We are encouraged by these beaver-customized trees near the beaver den. After a summer of extreme drought, we have been apprehensive about the impact on our beaver neighbors.
On our walk through the Smithfield Plantation we found numerous large trees blown over and these were only the ones visible from the trail. The conservation land is hundreds of acres and the number of affected trees may reach 100.
More in our wind storm aftermath series. We surveyed the forest in the Smithfield Plantation conservatory and found numerous oak trees blown over or leaning.