Beaver

I can across a beaver pond today. It’s pretty amazing how cleanly a rodent can cut down a tree and drag it away into a pond. The only signs of the beaver’s activities are a few stumps, some shavings right around the stumps, and a remarkably small trail to the pond for the size of the trees it was dragging off.

I think this tree is going to be hauled off pretty soon. You can see the beaver already took another tree away in the background.

This was a BIG tree the beaver brought down. Looks to have been done a while ago, maybe a different beaver? The top of the tree had been cut afterwards with a chainsaw as the beaver had dropped this tree into the pond and was covering up a park path. I wonder how hard that fencepost was on the teeth?

The tree in the background is getting quite chewed up. Beavers eat the inner bark of the tree. I wonder if this one fell the wrong way, so it wasn’t dragged to the pond?

I went for a walk today

I went for a walk in a nearby park today. A lovely day for a walk! Mid 40s, slight wind. There where PILES of people out walking their dogs.

I came across this tree with a pipe through it. I wonder how long it took for the tree to grow around the pipe like that?

I like this time of year, with the milkweed plants opening up.

Milkweed puffs on the grass.

I kinda liked this tree.

Hunting Photos

I took a few photos while I was hunting with Dad. He had the gun, I had my camera. I think I got a few good photos.A hole in a tree and mossy rocksHollow stump against some mossy rocks.

Some birch bark laying in the oak leaves.Some birch bark laying in the oak leaves.

I think this is a muskrat den in the middle of the pond.I think this is a muskrat den in the middle of the pond.

A neat piece of rock laying in the trees.A neat piece of rock laying in the trees.

Cool old twisted tree.Cool old twisted tree.

Red Berries on twigs.Red Berries on twigs.

Another view of the old twisted tree.Another view of the old twisted tree.

A tree growing out of a rock.A tree growing out of a rock.

Looking up a tree.Looking up a tree.