Pinelands Beaver Dam and Lodge

Beaver Dam and Lodge

In the New Jersey Pinelands, when the small creeks and tributaries start to widen into ponds it usually means beavers. Beaver’s, like humans, change the environment to meet their needs. They dam the streams, which create the pools that provide what they need to live. I found this dam on a hike and liked that the beaver lodge was visible along with the dam. My favorite part of this image is the timeless beauty that flowing water creates combined with the, well, random building design skills of the beavers. They are providing what is extremely rare here in the Pine Barrens, a waterfall.

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