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Week #37 Beavers Grooming

Watch as both male and female beavers use their castor gland to groom and waterproof their fur. Castoreum and urine scent are also used to mark their territories. The smell of this oil has been described as a pleasant, vanilla-like floral...

Week #30 Beaver Dam

Week #30 Beaver DamOur project interpreter was guiding a public tour when she noticed u-shaped band of woody debris that was backing water on Outlet Creek. This is a beaver dam in the process of being built. We hope to put up a camera and obtain footage of the beavers...

Week #29 Elk Bull, Cow, and Calf

Week #29 Elk Bull, Cow, Calf Bull in velvet is keeping an elk cow from her calf. The mother’s response is aggressive as she tries to protect her baby. Thirty days after birthing elk cows come back into estrus( defined as “in-heat”: a recurring period...