Confounded yet again by beavers plying the water of the Kismat tract. They actually hauled off the 2 x 4 lumber used to back up water in the “double flashboard risers” in what is called Water Control Structure K at the site. Moreover, they destroyed two more of the three-year old native trees planted on the adjacent Silva tract. I am getting another lesson in humility. I recall having chuckled at seeing a requirement in the Habitat Conservation Plan that the Conservancy control beaver populations on managed marsh complexes. At the time (six years ago), I had no idea the damage they could do. Now I understand.
Conservancy field personnel captured this close-up of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying overhead from a nearby perch. The photo was taken on Conservancy mitigation land associated with a managed marsh complex. In prior years, some called this species the “fish hawk.” Clearly, the claws would be useful in catching fish.… Continue Reading Nail trim needed?