Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler

Well… here we are the first day of summer and I am just posting my spring blog. Seems it’s not just the blossums that are late this year.

The amazing device in this photo is called the ‘Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler’. It is a beaver friendly device that helps maintain the lake at a constant water level. Beavers sense that the lake water level is okay so they don’t bring more material to patch their dam. The leveler is completely portable and is removed by park attendants when the lake water level is low thereby inviting the beavers to do their best work at tree falling and dam building.
Many species, including, amphibians and eagles, beneift from the Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler.

This Pond Leveler is on Skipsey Lake, at the Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay on beautiful Vancouver Island. Skipsey Lake is a true wetland. It is a completely natural setting. It is home to beavers and a variety of other animals, such as the Northern Red Legged Frog, Western Painted Turtle, and Great Blue Heron. The majority of the park’s ecosystems are provincially endangered or threatened.

Today, at 7 AM, I did see a beaver but my sleepy fingers were not quick enough to capture him on camera. He was swimming beside the Clemson Beaver Pond Leveler and by the time I was ready for my second photo he slipped beneath the water. And we all know that beavers can hold their breath for a very long time so I left for home and a second cup of coffee.

When you have a moment, take a drive on down to Moorecroft Regional Park and enjoy a peaceful walk through the 34 hectare park .

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