Posted by the Animal of the Year Team
During the drought in July the beaver acted like a true master builder and prepared for even worse to come. The mid-summer dry spells drained smaller creeks and ponds. The earlier flow of water ended and the water level in the beaver habitat started to drop. It was the last minute to check the dams and to seal them.
In the video we see the beaver adjusting the dam and adding more willow branches for more security.
Today we know that new rains arrived. In the creek visible in the video water started flowing again and the usual water level was restored.
In the video we also see a blackbird skipping on the dam finding delicacies on the edge of the beaver built dam.