Exploring, Beavers and…the Nest

Sunday we went for a late afternoon walk
with Philo and slipped into the frozen cove,
at the end of the pond, that forms the boundary
to our neighbors pasture on one side.

We have an active beaver family on the pond,
and the town put in a diverter to keep the wetlands
moving, but the beavers moved their lodge
and we weren’t sure to where.

Exploring the scrub covered cove, we
found the new lodge on the hidden side
where life is more wild.  Coyote tracks
led Philo’s nose right to it.

Such a cozy home covering the ice 
and well below.  We don’t see much
of the beavers in winter, though once
in a while, we see them traversing the 
pond and they look so awkward, not
like the graceful swimming
log cutting machines they usually are.
If the wind doesn’t stop soon, I may
move in, who wouldn’t feel secure in

or perhaps here…


3 Responses to “Exploring, Beavers and…the Nest”

  1. Kim Mailhot February 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    Here's to cozy lodges, wherever they may be !
    I think the snow will come and insulate you a bit today. Stay cozy, lovely One !

  2. La Dolce Vita February 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    oh very interesting post! it has been a long time since I have seen a thing!

  3. Michelle Shopped February 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    have not seen a beaver dam since vermont — i'd love a place like that nearby that i can walk to!

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