The mark of the Eager Beaver, ©voyager, all rights reserved

Jack and I went down to the river today looking for beavers, but we didn’t have any luck. It was just too difficult to get off the path because the area is quite boggy right now. I fell 3 times (I’m dirty, but OK) before I finally decided to try again another day. We did see evidence of beavers, though, including this tree that some eager beaver started to gnaw and then abandoned. Maybe he’s coming back with a few friends to help. That looks like a mighty big tree for a single beaver to fell, even if it is an eager beaver.


  1. says

    Eager beaver. I cannot decide if it would be a good name for a lumberjack or a pornstar.

    Here beavers are protected by law, but for lack of suitable habitat they can also be a big nuisance. In one castle park (Lednice) was damaged by them, with many irreplaceable old trees killed.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Pink phloem(?)!

    Phloem and cambium have fairly good names in Finnish. Phloem is nila and cambium is jälsi.

  3. Nightjar says

    That beaver is quite ambitious. It would be interesting to check back on that tree to follow the progress. I wonder what it takes for a beaver to give up.

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