Overview

Beavers are renowned for their environmental engineering skills, capable of transforming landscapes through the construction of dams and lodges. As the largest North American rodents, beavers play a critical role in creating wetland habitats that benefit a multitude of species. Their strong, flat tails, powerful jaws, and sharp incisors allow them to fell trees and manipulate branches and mud to build their aquatic homes. While beaver activity promotes biodiversity, it can also lead to conflicts with human interests, such as flooding and damage to trees and crops.

Diet

Beavers are strict herbivores, with a diet that changes seasonally. In spring and summer, they feed on succulent aquatic plants, leaves, and grasses. As colder weather approaches, beavers shift their focus to wood, consuming the bark, twigs, and leaves of deciduous trees such as aspen, willow, birch, and maple. This dietary shift is crucial for their survival through winter. Beavers’ constant need to gnaw not only helps them access food but also maintains the length of their ever-growing teeth.

Scat

Beaver scat is unique among wildlife droppings, consisting of small, rounded, fibrous pellets that often disintegrate in water. These pellets are typically found in the water near lodges or dams but may occasionally be seen on land near the water’s edge. The composition of beaver scat reflects their herbivorous diet, primarily consisting of bark, twigs, and aquatic plants. Identifying beaver scat can provide insight into their feeding areas and the extent of their activity near human habitats.

Tracks

Beaver tracks are distinctive, featuring large, webbed hind feet and smaller, five-toed front feet. The tracks can be difficult to spot on solid ground but may be found in mud or snow near water bodies. In addition to footprints, beavers leave tail drag marks between their tracks, a telltale sign of their passage. Recognizing beaver tracks and signs can help landowners identify beaver activity and take appropriate measures to prevent or mitigate potential damage to trees, crops, and property from these industrious animals.

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