There are some adorable pictures of beavers on our Little Mammals page, but this photo essay is dedicated to the results of their activities.

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Cambium is the plant material just under the bark of the tree, and it is one of the beavers' preferred delicacies. At times they strip the bark from a tree not to fell it, but merely to access this delicious treat. Other times, it seems that the purpose of felling a tree is merely to ease the stripping of bark and eating of cambium as shown here:

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We've also been meticulous enough to get a couple of before/after shots showing the process of felling a tree:

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To be able to chew through a tree is spectacular enough, but doing so again and again results in dramatic changes to the river's edge.

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