Beaver ponds are fascinating; they provide habitat for an abundance of wildlife from frogs and dragonflies to deer and bear, most of which then attract many other species as well as naturalists, fishermen, hunters and photographers.
|The species in this collage are listed at the end of the post|
Earlier this year I’d put a camera trap on the shore of a beaver pond near the beaver’s lodge. Photos from the camera were posted here. At the beginning of June that camera was replaced with another camera mounted on a different tree. The new camera takes videos during the day and still pictures at night.
A few weeks later the camera had yielded photos and videos. First the still photos, beaver –
White-tailed deer –
And now for some of the best videos –
Did you see the splash from the beaver's tail slap? If not, it occurs at 55 seconds into the video and again at one minute 23 seconds.
What will the heat of the summer bring to the beaver pond? We’ll see.
Photographs in the collage –
Bullfrog Spangled Skimmer Dragonfly
Snapping Turtle Green Heron
Muskrat Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Sandpiper White-tailed Deer