I drove out yesterday to check on the beaver lodge again before the new summer growth disguises it. The water was high in the pond, and very calm; the water lilies are just starting to break the surface.
|Beaver pond in the shade, April 2021|
I've been taking photos of the lodge several times a year since 2017, and I just went back and compared all the photos. The lodge doesn't seem to get any taller, but in each photo the arrangement of sticks on top is different. The beavers are busy.
|Just a log, with the first water lily leaves, in the warmer microclimate on the sunny side.|