Heres a young beaver pulling a load of fresh grass back to the lodge for his younger brothers or sisters to eat.  The kits should be making their first foray out into the big world soon.  5/25/16

Heres a young beaver pulling a load of fresh grass back to the lodge for his younger brothers or sisters to eat.  The kits should be making their first foray out into the big world soon.  5/25/16

   I visited 3 different beaver ponds this morning in the north Quabbin region. This young beaver made me laugh. He was digging roots up then bringing them to the exact same spot to eat. He made about 20 trips in a 35 minute stretch of time before calling it a day, err night.... er morning, anyway he went in about 7:30AM..... 4/23/17

 I visited 3 different beaver ponds this morning in the north Quabbin region. This young beaver made me laugh. He was digging roots up then bringing them to the exact same spot to eat. He made about 20 trips in a 35 minute stretch of time before calling it a day, err night.... er morning, anyway he went in about 7:30AM..... 4/23/17

  Happy Earth Day from myself and the amazing animals at the Quabbin Reservoir !  4/22/17

Happy Earth Day from myself and the amazing animals at the Quabbin Reservoir !  4/22/17

  Here is a small beaver hauling this big branch he dug up from the bottom of a pond.  he's headed for the dam.  4/29/17

Here is a small beaver hauling this big branch he dug up from the bottom of a pond.  he's headed for the dam.  4/29/17

  The creature from the black lagoon plugs up his dam this morning......  4/28/17

The creature from the black lagoon plugs up his dam this morning......  4/28/17

  This beaver was eating water lily blossoms for breakfast today.  I have seen this before and these guys seem to really like the stems also.  5/23/16

This beaver was eating water lily blossoms for breakfast today.  I have seen this before and these guys seem to really like the stems also.  5/23/16

Hers a cool shot of a beaver that was trying to figure out what I was tucked up in the woods.  3/18/16
Hers a cool shot of a beaver that was trying to figure out what I was tucked up in the woods. 3/18/16
  I watched 2 young beavers at Quabbin out in a fast running stream below their pond for about an hour this morning. One decided to head back home and had to swim over 3 smaller dams  and by me to get to the main pond behind their big dam.  2/19/16

I watched 2 young beavers at Quabbin out in a fast running stream below their pond for about an hour this morning. One decided to head back home and had to swim over 3 smaller dams  and by me to get to the main pond behind their big dam.  2/19/16

  As his journey back to the lodge nears its end he has the main dam to climb over.  Its very unusual to see beavers out in the winter but this winter has been very mild with not a lot of ice on their ponds and streams. 2/18/16

As his journey back to the lodge nears its end he has the main dam to climb over.  Its very unusual to see beavers out in the winter but this winter has been very mild with not a lot of ice on their ponds and streams. 2/18/16

  And into his pond he goes home to the family again. Due to his size I believe this is a young beaver probably last winters kit.  2/18/16

And into his pond he goes home to the family again. Due to his size I believe this is a young beaver probably last winters kit.  2/18/16

  I went back to see if the beavers I found out on the ice last Friday were back.  There was only one. He picked his breakfast right in front of me and munched it down.  2/21/16

I went back to see if the beavers I found out on the ice last Friday were back.  There was only one. He picked his breakfast right in front of me and munched it down.  2/21/16

  And down the hatch it goes.  He chewed off the bark like it was a piece of corn all the way down the full length of this branch.....  2/21/16

And down the hatch it goes.  He chewed off the bark like it was a piece of corn all the way down the full length of this branch.....  2/21/16

Quabbin beavers engineering the dam.

I thought Id try a video I shot this morning. !  Here are 2 beavers working on their dam early in the morning on May 1st, 2016 in the north Quabbin watershed.  This  was shot with my Nikon D810 and the Nikkor 200-500mm telephoto lens. If this works out I may stick up a video here from time to time.....  5/1/16

  Here's four out of five beavers that are all living in a lodge and swamp in the Quabbin.  By the size of them I think there are 2 adults, 2 one year olds and a two year old.  They are a blast to watch.  4/1/16

Here's four out of five beavers that are all living in a lodge and swamp in the Quabbin.  By the size of them I think there are 2 adults, 2 one year olds and a two year old.  They are a blast to watch.  4/1/16

  Here is one of the beavers still working before they went inside of the lodge for the day an hour after sunrise on a cloudy day.... notice the large dead stick it is dragging up to the top of the lodge.  4/1/16

Here is one of the beavers still working before they went inside of the lodge for the day an hour after sunrise on a cloudy day.... notice the large dead stick it is dragging up to the top of the lodge.  4/1/16

  I tromped in to see what my beaver buddies were doing this morning and this yearling popped up right in front of me !  4/25/16

I tromped in to see what my beaver buddies were doing this morning and this yearling popped up right in front of me !  4/25/16

One last cruise.
One last cruise.

A beaver takes one last cruise in the early morning sun before it spends the day in the lodge with the 4 other beavers it shares it with.  4/15/16

  After many hours of watching and photographing these beavers it finally happened !  They gave me the tail :)

After many hours of watching and photographing these beavers it finally happened !  They gave me the tail :)

KERPLUNK AND SPLASH !  There it is !!  up close and personal....
KERPLUNK AND SPLASH ! There it is !! up close and personal....
"on the way home at the crack of dawn"
"on the way home at the crack of dawn"
  Today I watched 2 beavers duke it out.  Over what Im not sure but this went on for 20 minutes or so, then they both swam away...... !  3/16/16

Today I watched 2 beavers duke it out.  Over what Im not sure but this went on for 20 minutes or so, then they both swam away...... !  3/16/16

  I found this beaver early this morning eating fresh grass.  I have seen them do this before. Lots of fresh greens to eat in the summer.  8/3/16

I found this beaver early this morning eating fresh grass.  I have seen them do this before. Lots of fresh greens to eat in the summer.  8/3/16

  I spotted this beaver sunning itself this morning about 9 AM.  he was just watching the world go by.  Here he is leaving after about 20 minutes.  He was dry so he must have been out of the water for a while.  8/14/16

I spotted this beaver sunning itself this morning about 9 AM.  he was just watching the world go by.  Here he is leaving after about 20 minutes.  He was dry so he must have been out of the water for a while.  8/14/16

  This beaver was out of the water loafing in the sun last week.  Today I figured out why.  He is starting to get the lodge ready for winter by smearing mud and weeds on it for winterizing it.  Does he know something we don't ?  8/19/16

This beaver was out of the water loafing in the sun last week.  Today I figured out why.  He is starting to get the lodge ready for winter by smearing mud and weeds on it for winterizing it.  Does he know something we don't ?  8/19/16

Beavers
Beavers

I found this fuzzy beaver out during mid morning doing some cruising in front of the lodge. It was as if it was just enjoying being outside after being in the lodge for the long winter of 2015. 4/14/15

Enjoying the sun !
Enjoying the sun !

The same beaver as in the last photo.  It hauled up on the bank and began to do its grooming. It knew I was there but it didn't seem to think I was a threat. 4/14/15

This is the young beaver mentioned in the Quabbin fall  and winter page. I hope they make it through this long hard winter with little to no food cache.
This is the young beaver mentioned in the Quabbin fall and winter page. I hope they make it through this long hard winter with little to no food cache.
"I've been watching you"
"I've been watching you"
  The little beaver that could!  "I think I can I think I can"  I watched as this beaver dragged this branch to the lodge about a 1/4 mile away. 

The little beaver that could!  "I think I can I think I can"  I watched as this beaver dragged this branch to the lodge about a 1/4 mile away. 

Warning Will Robinson, WARNING !
Warning Will Robinson, WARNING !

The slapping of the tail. This is the beavers way of telling you to beat it and telling other beavers danger is near. (4/24/15)

Yum Yum..
Yum Yum..

After a long winter in the lodge this must taste like a gourmet meal to a beaver!  Out in the morning snacking? Maybe it got the munchies? 4/24/15

"When dinosaurs ruled the earth !"
"When dinosaurs ruled the earth !"

Oh wait,  thats a beaver out of water looking around behind some stumps that have been there since they created the Quabbin in the mid 1930's. 5/8/15

Beat it  !!
Beat it !!

A beaver popped up and started slapping his tail at me…. look at the Beaver Hilton on the shores of the Quabbin !  How do these little guys move all that stuff ?  5/28/30

  It's that time of year when beavers are starting to patch up the air holes in their lodges and getting ready for winter. After the holes are filled the food cache will be the next priority.  They will need lots of shrubbery and branches to get thru the long winter.  9/8/16

It's that time of year when beavers are starting to patch up the air holes in their lodges and getting ready for winter. After the holes are filled the food cache will be the next priority.  They will need lots of shrubbery and branches to get thru the long winter.  9/8/16

  I walked in to see my beaver buddies this morning and found them munching on water lily roots. They love this time of years as they can get fresh greens to add to their diets.  4/17/17

I walked in to see my beaver buddies this morning and found them munching on water lily roots. They love this time of years as they can get fresh greens to add to their diets.  4/17/17

  I spent the morning on the side of a beaver pond in the rain. I was surprised when this adult beaver steamed right by me, within 20 feet, looked at me and never gave me the tail slap! It just kept going along on its mission...  4/26/17

I spent the morning on the side of a beaver pond in the rain. I was surprised when this adult beaver steamed right by me, within 20 feet, looked at me and never gave me the tail slap! It just kept going along on its mission...  4/26/17

  This morning I had this beaver come out of the water right where I was standing!  I had been there a while and had all light brown clothes on.  Maybe it thought I  was a tree :)  5/19/17

This morning I had this beaver come out of the water right where I was standing!  I had been there a while and had all light brown clothes on.  Maybe it thought I  was a tree :)  5/19/17

Quabbin beaver eating acorns.

This morning I was able to get within 30 feet of this beaver searching for acorns. I was on the other side of a small road and it came out of the water, almost in my lap !  I forgot to turn off my auto focus lenas on mt D810 thus the slight rumble..  5/9/17

  These beavers can drag immense loads with their teeth. This beaver hauled this 10 foot long branch across the pond to stash in the dam. 5/7/17

These beavers can drag immense loads with their teeth. This beaver hauled this 10 foot long branch across the pond to stash in the dam. 5/7/17

  Another beaver out of the water this morning...... these guys are great !   5/3/16

Another beaver out of the water this morning...... these guys are great !   5/3/16

  Note the teeth on this beaver. The teeth appear orange-yellow in color, because the thick enamel contains iron deposits which keep the enamel strong. This guy was eating spruce shoots along a pond side at Quabbin.  5/2/17

Note the teeth on this beaver. The teeth appear orange-yellow in color, because the thick enamel contains iron deposits which keep the enamel strong. This guy was eating spruce shoots along a pond side at Quabbin.  5/2/17

Quabbin beaver eating a white oak tree until he finds me !
  "Dad, my teeth hurt ! can I go over to Bucky's lodge and watch Leave It To Beaver ?? "

"Dad, my teeth hurt ! can I go over to Bucky's lodge and watch Leave It To Beaver ?? "

Close range beaver chewing on twig at Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts

Heres another beaver clip.  This guy decided to stop in front of me and have a snack.  He didnt offer me any ?  Are beavers rude? :)   5/11/17

  Heres a young beaver pulling a load of fresh grass back to the lodge for his younger brothers or sisters to eat.  The kits should be making their first foray out into the big world soon.  5/25/16
   I visited 3 different beaver ponds this morning in the north Quabbin region. This young beaver made me laugh. He was digging roots up then bringing them to the exact same spot to eat. He made about 20 trips in a 35 minute stretch of time before calling it a day, err night.... er morning, anyway he went in about 7:30AM..... 4/23/17
  Happy Earth Day from myself and the amazing animals at the Quabbin Reservoir !  4/22/17
  Here is a small beaver hauling this big branch he dug up from the bottom of a pond.  he's headed for the dam.  4/29/17
  The creature from the black lagoon plugs up his dam this morning......  4/28/17
  This beaver was eating water lily blossoms for breakfast today.  I have seen this before and these guys seem to really like the stems also.  5/23/16
Hers a cool shot of a beaver that was trying to figure out what I was tucked up in the woods.  3/18/16
  I watched 2 young beavers at Quabbin out in a fast running stream below their pond for about an hour this morning. One decided to head back home and had to swim over 3 smaller dams  and by me to get to the main pond behind their big dam.  2/19/16
  As his journey back to the lodge nears its end he has the main dam to climb over.  Its very unusual to see beavers out in the winter but this winter has been very mild with not a lot of ice on their ponds and streams. 2/18/16
  And into his pond he goes home to the family again. Due to his size I believe this is a young beaver probably last winters kit.  2/18/16
  I went back to see if the beavers I found out on the ice last Friday were back.  There was only one. He picked his breakfast right in front of me and munched it down.  2/21/16
  And down the hatch it goes.  He chewed off the bark like it was a piece of corn all the way down the full length of this branch.....  2/21/16
Quabbin beavers engineering the dam.
  Here's four out of five beavers that are all living in a lodge and swamp in the Quabbin.  By the size of them I think there are 2 adults, 2 one year olds and a two year old.  They are a blast to watch.  4/1/16
  Here is one of the beavers still working before they went inside of the lodge for the day an hour after sunrise on a cloudy day.... notice the large dead stick it is dragging up to the top of the lodge.  4/1/16
  I tromped in to see what my beaver buddies were doing this morning and this yearling popped up right in front of me !  4/25/16
One last cruise.
  After many hours of watching and photographing these beavers it finally happened !  They gave me the tail :)
KERPLUNK AND SPLASH !  There it is !!  up close and personal....
"on the way home at the crack of dawn"
  Today I watched 2 beavers duke it out.  Over what Im not sure but this went on for 20 minutes or so, then they both swam away...... !  3/16/16
  I found this beaver early this morning eating fresh grass.  I have seen them do this before. Lots of fresh greens to eat in the summer.  8/3/16
  I spotted this beaver sunning itself this morning about 9 AM.  he was just watching the world go by.  Here he is leaving after about 20 minutes.  He was dry so he must have been out of the water for a while.  8/14/16
  This beaver was out of the water loafing in the sun last week.  Today I figured out why.  He is starting to get the lodge ready for winter by smearing mud and weeds on it for winterizing it.  Does he know something we don't ?  8/19/16
Beavers
Enjoying the sun !
This is the young beaver mentioned in the Quabbin fall  and winter page. I hope they make it through this long hard winter with little to no food cache.
"I've been watching you"
  The little beaver that could!  "I think I can I think I can"  I watched as this beaver dragged this branch to the lodge about a 1/4 mile away. 
Warning Will Robinson, WARNING !
Yum Yum..
"When dinosaurs ruled the earth !"
Beat it  !!
  It's that time of year when beavers are starting to patch up the air holes in their lodges and getting ready for winter. After the holes are filled the food cache will be the next priority.  They will need lots of shrubbery and branches to get thru the long winter.  9/8/16
  I walked in to see my beaver buddies this morning and found them munching on water lily roots. They love this time of years as they can get fresh greens to add to their diets.  4/17/17
  I spent the morning on the side of a beaver pond in the rain. I was surprised when this adult beaver steamed right by me, within 20 feet, looked at me and never gave me the tail slap! It just kept going along on its mission...  4/26/17
  This morning I had this beaver come out of the water right where I was standing!  I had been there a while and had all light brown clothes on.  Maybe it thought I  was a tree :)  5/19/17
Quabbin beaver eating acorns.
  These beavers can drag immense loads with their teeth. This beaver hauled this 10 foot long branch across the pond to stash in the dam. 5/7/17
  Another beaver out of the water this morning...... these guys are great !   5/3/16
  Note the teeth on this beaver. The teeth appear orange-yellow in color, because the thick enamel contains iron deposits which keep the enamel strong. This guy was eating spruce shoots along a pond side at Quabbin.  5/2/17
Quabbin beaver eating a white oak tree until he finds me !
  "Dad, my teeth hurt ! can I go over to Bucky's lodge and watch Leave It To Beaver ?? "
Close range beaver chewing on twig at Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts

Heres a young beaver pulling a load of fresh grass back to the lodge for his younger brothers or sisters to eat.  The kits should be making their first foray out into the big world soon.  5/25/16

 I visited 3 different beaver ponds this morning in the north Quabbin region. This young beaver made me laugh. He was digging roots up then bringing them to the exact same spot to eat. He made about 20 trips in a 35 minute stretch of time before calling it a day, err night.... er morning, anyway he went in about 7:30AM..... 4/23/17

Happy Earth Day from myself and the amazing animals at the Quabbin Reservoir !  4/22/17

Here is a small beaver hauling this big branch he dug up from the bottom of a pond.  he's headed for the dam.  4/29/17

The creature from the black lagoon plugs up his dam this morning......  4/28/17

This beaver was eating water lily blossoms for breakfast today.  I have seen this before and these guys seem to really like the stems also.  5/23/16

Hers a cool shot of a beaver that was trying to figure out what I was tucked up in the woods. 3/18/16

I watched 2 young beavers at Quabbin out in a fast running stream below their pond for about an hour this morning. One decided to head back home and had to swim over 3 smaller dams  and by me to get to the main pond behind their big dam.  2/19/16

As his journey back to the lodge nears its end he has the main dam to climb over.  Its very unusual to see beavers out in the winter but this winter has been very mild with not a lot of ice on their ponds and streams. 2/18/16

And into his pond he goes home to the family again. Due to his size I believe this is a young beaver probably last winters kit.  2/18/16

I went back to see if the beavers I found out on the ice last Friday were back.  There was only one. He picked his breakfast right in front of me and munched it down.  2/21/16

And down the hatch it goes.  He chewed off the bark like it was a piece of corn all the way down the full length of this branch.....  2/21/16

Quabbin beavers engineering the dam.

I thought Id try a video I shot this morning. !  Here are 2 beavers working on their dam early in the morning on May 1st, 2016 in the north Quabbin watershed.  This  was shot with my Nikon D810 and the Nikkor 200-500mm telephoto lens. If this works out I may stick up a video here from time to time.....  5/1/16

Here's four out of five beavers that are all living in a lodge and swamp in the Quabbin.  By the size of them I think there are 2 adults, 2 one year olds and a two year old.  They are a blast to watch.  4/1/16

Here is one of the beavers still working before they went inside of the lodge for the day an hour after sunrise on a cloudy day.... notice the large dead stick it is dragging up to the top of the lodge.  4/1/16

I tromped in to see what my beaver buddies were doing this morning and this yearling popped up right in front of me !  4/25/16

One last cruise.

A beaver takes one last cruise in the early morning sun before it spends the day in the lodge with the 4 other beavers it shares it with.  4/15/16

After many hours of watching and photographing these beavers it finally happened !  They gave me the tail :)

KERPLUNK AND SPLASH ! There it is !! up close and personal....
"on the way home at the crack of dawn"

Today I watched 2 beavers duke it out.  Over what Im not sure but this went on for 20 minutes or so, then they both swam away...... !  3/16/16

I found this beaver early this morning eating fresh grass.  I have seen them do this before. Lots of fresh greens to eat in the summer.  8/3/16

I spotted this beaver sunning itself this morning about 9 AM.  he was just watching the world go by.  Here he is leaving after about 20 minutes.  He was dry so he must have been out of the water for a while.  8/14/16

This beaver was out of the water loafing in the sun last week.  Today I figured out why.  He is starting to get the lodge ready for winter by smearing mud and weeds on it for winterizing it.  Does he know something we don't ?  8/19/16

Beavers

I found this fuzzy beaver out during mid morning doing some cruising in front of the lodge. It was as if it was just enjoying being outside after being in the lodge for the long winter of 2015. 4/14/15

Enjoying the sun !

The same beaver as in the last photo.  It hauled up on the bank and began to do its grooming. It knew I was there but it didn't seem to think I was a threat. 4/14/15

This is the young beaver mentioned in the Quabbin fall and winter page. I hope they make it through this long hard winter with little to no food cache.
"I've been watching you"

The little beaver that could!  "I think I can I think I can"  I watched as this beaver dragged this branch to the lodge about a 1/4 mile away. 

Warning Will Robinson, WARNING !

The slapping of the tail. This is the beavers way of telling you to beat it and telling other beavers danger is near. (4/24/15)

Yum Yum..

After a long winter in the lodge this must taste like a gourmet meal to a beaver!  Out in the morning snacking? Maybe it got the munchies? 4/24/15

"When dinosaurs ruled the earth !"

Oh wait,  thats a beaver out of water looking around behind some stumps that have been there since they created the Quabbin in the mid 1930's. 5/8/15

Beat it !!

A beaver popped up and started slapping his tail at me…. look at the Beaver Hilton on the shores of the Quabbin !  How do these little guys move all that stuff ?  5/28/30

It's that time of year when beavers are starting to patch up the air holes in their lodges and getting ready for winter. After the holes are filled the food cache will be the next priority.  They will need lots of shrubbery and branches to get thru the long winter.  9/8/16

I walked in to see my beaver buddies this morning and found them munching on water lily roots. They love this time of years as they can get fresh greens to add to their diets.  4/17/17

I spent the morning on the side of a beaver pond in the rain. I was surprised when this adult beaver steamed right by me, within 20 feet, looked at me and never gave me the tail slap! It just kept going along on its mission...  4/26/17

This morning I had this beaver come out of the water right where I was standing!  I had been there a while and had all light brown clothes on.  Maybe it thought I  was a tree :)  5/19/17

Quabbin beaver eating acorns.

This morning I was able to get within 30 feet of this beaver searching for acorns. I was on the other side of a small road and it came out of the water, almost in my lap !  I forgot to turn off my auto focus lenas on mt D810 thus the slight rumble..  5/9/17

These beavers can drag immense loads with their teeth. This beaver hauled this 10 foot long branch across the pond to stash in the dam. 5/7/17

Another beaver out of the water this morning...... these guys are great !   5/3/16

Note the teeth on this beaver. The teeth appear orange-yellow in color, because the thick enamel contains iron deposits which keep the enamel strong. This guy was eating spruce shoots along a pond side at Quabbin.  5/2/17

Quabbin beaver eating a white oak tree until he finds me !

"Dad, my teeth hurt ! can I go over to Bucky's lodge and watch Leave It To Beaver ?? "

Close range beaver chewing on twig at Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts

Heres another beaver clip.  This guy decided to stop in front of me and have a snack.  He didnt offer me any ?  Are beavers rude? :)   5/11/17

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