Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I catch a number of scenes with the dramatic light effects of clouds and that red bluff from the remains of an old silt filled beaver dam. Old and recent beaver cuttings along with their network of channels and dams are everywhere. These industrious engineers of nature have and continue to show evidence of their relentless work. It may seem pretty destructive but over time these silt filled dams build up an unbelievably nutrient laden valley and the wetlands provide homes and groceries for many species. Over a period of time these critters eat themselves out of house and home or are flooded out or some such catastrophic event occurs and the whole process starts all over again.