During a recent Museum tour (November 2011), a local resident of the area who lives along Beaver Creek, just south of the mouth at Lake Erie, mentioned to us that Beavers have returned to Beaver Creek. She mentioned that there was evidence of this on her property, clearly showing that the Beavers had been working on trees.
I was extremely excited and wanted to learn more. This information subsequently led to an excursion of the area and the photos below. These photos, made at the “Beaver site” along Beaver Creek, which we are now calling it, clearly show evidence of their existence once again in the Beaver Creek Watershed. Beavers have not been noted as being inhabitants of the area for many, many years, so this is quite a find. The trees that they are working on look to be mostly Cottonwood. We plan to continue to monitor this development and will travel this portion of Beaver Creek with a kayak at some point in the near future to learn more about the beavers in this area.