The Dam at Lake Salamander
We went canoeing on the lake today! It is so peaceful and we always stop to meet the turtles, the birds and the fish. We decided to canoe all the way to the other side of the lake to see the dam. We aren’t talking about a man made dam! We went to see the giant one made by Lake Salamander’s very own beaver family! And man is it a beauty!
Beaver Fun Facts:
- Beavers are rodents and large ones, they can get up to 45 bs.
- These big herbivores love to eat plants, twigs, bark and leaves.
- Beavers are built for the water! They have webbed back feet and large flat tails they use as rudders.
- Beavers have a clear nictitating membrane that covers their eye and let’s them see underwater! And they can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes!
- Beavers are very beneficial. Their dams and lodges create watery habitats that other animals use! They benefit salmon, birds and an area’s biodiversity!
- Their dams can even help drought stricken areas.
- Beavers are able to change a habitat more than any other animal, beside humans!
- There are an estimated 10 to 15 million beavers in the U.S. now, but at one point there were thought to be 200 million.
We loved stopping by the beaver lodge! There is a lovely family inside! The birds who live near by love it too! They said it’s the fanciest house in the neighborhood! Hahaha!
Today is World Ocean’s Day! All water makes it was to the ocean eventually! We are all connected to the oceans of the worlds! Let’s spend our afternoon coloring the sheet to celebrate! Just save, print & color.