Riverbank

Lisa's birthday. And as part of her day, we took a family walk in the afternoon at the Cowling Arboretum, Lisa, Lida, myself and the dog.

The recent cold weather has constricted the open water to the main river channel and the swift tributary streams; most of the ponds and lakes are now frozen. This concentrates the Canada Geese and Mallard Ducks overwintering in the area and during our walk the sound of thousands of honking geese flying overhead and congregating at the last open water on Lower Lyman Lake embrightened the quite winter woods.

Along the river, beavers have been harvesting small trees. Here and there the stumps of trees stick out of the ground like thick pencils freshly sharpened with a knife. Their work trails and riverbank slides are as wide as cattle paths and evidence of their persistent labor.

Publicado por scottking scottking, 24 de diciembre de 2017

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Visón Americano (Neogale vison)

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Diciembre 23, 2017 03:47 PM CST

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American Mink, tracks on ice
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Castor Americano (Castor canadensis)

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North American Beaver
Cowling Arboretum
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Ganso Canadiense Mayor (Branta canadensis)

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scottking

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Cowling Arboretum
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