August 18th, 6:30 pm. Appeared to be only one (LARGE!) adult swimming in Alhambra Creek, chewing on some of the ground foliage hanging over the creek.  Tried to get up on the bank at one point, but too steep. They’re BAAAAACK! NF

August 14, 7:30 pm. Two beavers and four fledgling green herons fluttered noisily around trying to find someplace to sleep out of the nest. At one point gathered on large trunk together. HP, JR.

August 8, 7:3o pm. Two beavers and many people gathered on the bridge to watch them.Turtle seen. HP JR et al.

July 22, 8:00 pm. A family writes that they stopped by on their way home to Orange county, saw 1 beaver, 2 otters, mother and baby raccoon, and a turtle. The Brady Family

July 19th: 8:00 pm Stopped by Ward st. in the evening and saw one beaver. After we left folks saw two together. HP, JR, LM, TC

July 19th: 5:30 am: One beaver at Ward street and Mom beaver working on the dam down by the train tracks. HP, JR, MS.

July 15th, 8:30 pm: Two beavers at Ward Street, keeping a low profile because of all the noise.

July 14th, 5:30: No one around dam site so we went to Ward Street on a whim. Two beavers enjoying the huge tree someone took down. HP, JR

June 30th 5:00 am: Two beavers seen, one chewing near hole and the other trying to share. Beaver squabble with raccoon on dam. HP, JR.

June 17th 5:00 am: Two beavers seen, one mudding the dam, one eating branches. HP JR

June 14 5:00 am: Two beavers seen, one chewing noisily, one swimming. HP JR

May 22nd  2:00 am: Moses Silva films beavers mating. MS

May 16th 5:00 am: Beaver building and mudding the dam. Mother mallard with 9 tiny babies, small pond turtle. HP JR

May 15th 5:45 am: Beaver swimming towards bank hole on right, and another beaver emerging from hole on the left. HP JR MS

May 9th 7:15-8:30 pm: Big Beaver swam down the middle under the footbridge and possible second beaver. SB

May 8th 5:30 am: No beavers seen, 1 raccoons and three mallards. HP JR

May 7th 3:00 am: Moses films two beavers exhibiting bonding behavior. Looks like we have a mated pair.

May 5th, 5:45 am: Two beavers seen, one mudding the dam. HP, JR, MS

May 4th, 3:00 am Moses Silva films two beavers by the new little dam.

March: New little dam appears down stream, we start watching its progress.

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March 12th, 5:45 pm: Large Beaver seen by creek monkey taking branch from bank. LK

February 18th, 10:00 pm extra

September 13th – 7:30pm – No beavers were seen down at the footbridge. One beaver was seen at the Ward Street site and it was up on the bank chewing on a tree.HP, JR

September 7th – 6:00am – Two beavers were seen at Ward Street eating and play wrestling. JR

September 5th – 6:00am – one beaver at Ward street excavating something in the water upstream from the bridge. JR

September 2nd – 8:00pm –  Saw one  beaver under the Ward St. bridge eating the willow.CR

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June 6, – Moses Silva filmed mom beaver with a kit at 3:00 am at the primary dam. Seen by LB and CR.

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Three kits seen July 15th

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Two kits seen June 10th.

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First kit seen May 5, 201

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June 9th 2010 – Two new Kits swimming between the old and new lodge at 6:00 am. Hooray! HP June 4th – Mom was seen cruising around the main dam at 8:00 PM. She swam up stream to get a willow branch, which she took back to the lodge. No other beavers were seen at that time. LK June 2nd – A yearling was seen this morning around 6:30 AM near the annex and around the old lodge. Haven’t seen the yearlings for quite a while so it seems we at least have one still around. HP June 1st – Mom was seen near the primary dam at 8:00 PM. Soon after another beaver crossed over the dam with a willow branch heading towards the lodge. Also seen were two Mallards. JO May 31st, Mom bringing back a willow branch from the primary dam at 8:30 PM and heading towards the lodge. She was last sighted sitting on the left bank eating some of the willow. LB & LK May 30th, Mom and Dad seen 8:00 pm. CR April 14th, 2010 8:45 pm Dad and yearling. Barn Owl pair. Mother mallard with 7 new ducklings and Mother mallard with 3 older ducklings. Cormorant. Song sparrow pair. March 18th, 2010 7:15 Mom coming home carrying branch February 22, 2010 6:45:Dad carrying tree over second dam.Mom and two yearlings January 23, 2010 7:00 am:Juvenile otter near secondary dam January 11th, 2010 6:45: 2 yearlings and Mom January 10, 2010: Green Heron eating tule perch

December 24th, 2009

Mom filmed at secondary dam, eating tulles. Lots of chewing going on at the primary day. Great and Snowy egret.

jr

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  1. Stephen Stout Says: To Whom It May Concern,Thank you to each and every one of you that participated in any capacity to save the Beavers. I have worked and lived in Walnut Creek for many years. I never had a reason to visit Martinez other than business or visit a friend. This evening my wife went out with friends so I thought it would be fun to visit my friend Kevin Bacon who lives in Martinez. My daughters joined me on the outing. After eating at Burlington’s(spell?) we visited the beavers and met several very nice people. I wanted to take the time to thank you for affording my family and I the opportunity of seeing animals in the wild. My daughters were able to walk away with a touch of nature and an experience that will last a life time. What a nice town you have. Again, thank you.
  2. Monty Says: I’ve recently been called to jury duty in Martinez. Can’t wait because I’ll be real early and try to catch a glimpse of the little critters! What an amazing thing to see. Thanks for this site and all the information.Monty
  3. Jean Says: The whole family has been seen in the last few days by a very diligent lover and videographer of the beavers. I’m so happy I’m dancing in the streets!!

Ryan says 2-15-11

my boyfriend and i decided to take a valentine’s day adventure from san francisco despite the rain and got lucky. just as we were getting impatient, we saw a critter pop its head above the water andheadtothe dam! it was around 7:30-8pm, he or she hopped up on top of the dam andwassnackingonsomething. we tried to get a better look with a flashlight (not smart) and scared the beaver away, but after a short walk we checked back and were surprised to see two beavers! can’t wait to come back when the daylight hours are longer!