Thursday, December 6, 2012
Busy as a
A busy beaver has been busy along Fort Ridgely Creek. Gnawing down trees, big and small, tumbling them down into the water. A few trees went the wrong way and fell over the hiking trail alongside, but only a few. A quick bit of chainsaw can take care of that.
How does a beaver know which way to gnaw, so the tree will fall the right way? Into the creek to build a dam, to slow the water, to make a pool, to build a lodge, to have a place in spring and summer and fall and winter to live and eat and sleep. Must be that thing called In-Stinkt.
Posted by Jo at 10:12 PM