Spring on the Spit: busy beavers

Beavers have done a real job on these trees

There’s a good-sized beaver lodge not too far from the southern tip of the Leslie Street Spit. It’s in the pond behind these trees, just out of camera view. Even if you miss the lodge during your visit, you can’t miss the work of its residents throughout this section of the park. The tree in the foreground of this picture has a large pile of fresh shavings at its base and will probably be felled by the industrious beavers within a few days. Their impressive lodge is big enough to be seen on Google Maps.

I didn’t notice whether the beavers on the Spit have been tackling any trees as large as their Don Valley cousins have been.

3 Replies to “Spring on the Spit: busy beavers”

  1. Ah, I knew it! We were there today and I saw a tree downed by either a beaver, or a Parks Dept guy who wanted to make it LOOK like a beaver…wouldn’t put it past them, you know…

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