With ice covering the entire bog, it is difficult to see where the beavers enter or exit the water to do their work, but their work effort is quite obvious.
On our first visit down to the far bog in several weeks, we found the beavers have accelerated winter preparations. It looks like a race between the beavers and the snow mobile trail maintenance crew is in process.
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.