Just a recap of the past couple of months of one of my two favourite rodents, the other one being, of course, the porcupine. :)
It's hard to believe that the photos below were taken in late October & November 2023. Yes, the leaves had turned colour and had fallen from the trees but the weather remained relatively mild which probably explains why the beavers were still hard at harvesting & building. Like us, they were taking advantage of the mild Autumn weather before the colder weather & Winter settles in.
We are now in the last weeks of November and the beavers' pond has now almost completely iced over. There are still small openings which I'm certain the beavers are using to surface from and access the wooded areas to top up their food supplies. They appear to have now changed their routines to a more nightly routine or at least under darkness. So less photo opportunities during daylight hours.