Sunday, November 18, 2007

Beaver Ponds

These ponds were created by beaver. I see these ponds out of my front windows every day. They are beginning to freeze over now. The temperature at 4 AM this morning was 15°F (-9.4°C). The meadow used to be a hayfield until the beavers damed May Brook, which is behind the ridge in the background of this photo. The area is known as Duquette Flats after the bachelor brothers who farmed here in the mid 1900s. The ponds are home to otter, geese, ducks, heron, mink, and weasel and are a source of food for fish, moose, deer, coyote, fox and other animals. Hundreds of redwing blackbirds nest here in the early summer. 

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13 comments:

  1. Looks like a few blogs have snow today.

    I posted a photo of deer today, at least my version. The only one's I could get. And, some snow on my personal blog.

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  2. It looks frosty and cold and very beautiful!

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  3. I grew up with beaver dams.....this is a lovely view...frosty but lovely.

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  4. Those beavers have been busy!
    Thank you for the info about spiders and their cocoons.

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  5. I am very pleased to see this. It is something Nature needs desperately. And, it is something that is usually sold for development.

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  6. Wow, I wish we could get pretty freezes like that here in Georgia. This picture is gorgeous.

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  7. Looks like you have a bit more snow( the little we got melted) and colder too. Nice photos, I will be back.

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  8. i love the wintry whites.....your pic showcases them beautiful......

    and Andree, the red heads on my blog are sandhill cranes...

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  9. It looks really cold there. I love the blue eyed monster.

    I hope this week is a good one for you!

    I did not know that Parrots were wild in the US.

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  10. Out of your front windows ????????? I can't believe it.

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  11. What a beautiful sight to look out on. All those critters about as well.
    I seem to have missed a few post of late.. I think the mirror images is very good, I like that.

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  12. What a beautiful sight to see each day! Lucky you!!

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