April 23rd – 4:45am – The biggest yearling was seen getting something to eat near the area where the fennel grows. He then swam up stream. A smaller yearling was seen gathering vegetation and stuffing it in the secondary dam.  Besides the vegetation, he was getting mud and placing it in the dam. Soon the smallest yearling came out and was repeating the same things the other beaver was doing. JR

April 20th – 7:00pm – A yearling was seen near the secondary dam. One adult was feeding by the Marina Vista bridge and soon a kit came out to greet the adult. Later two kits were seen on the secondary dam. It was a good beaver night for viewing and also for the fish that were seen jumping.HP, JR

April 18th – 7:45pm – After wondering if we were going to see any beavers, a yearling finally came out from above the primary dam. Soon after, Mom was seen with a second yearling and they went up stream to the annex area to feed along the banks. There were quite a few people out watching them. A Double-crested Cormorant was also seen fishing in the creek. CR

April13th – 7:00pm – 8:00pm – One adult beaver was seen working on the primary dam. That dam is looking great. Two yearlings went over the primary dam and swam down to the secondary dam, where they were whining and competing for treats that some one had left on the dam. Mom was seen swimming down to the yearlings, where there was more whining. She started to do some mudding on the dam and the yearlings joined in for a short time. They were seen bringing handfuls of mud to the dam.HP, JR, JO

April 9th – 4:45am – One kit was seen collecting grass in the annex area. It went back under the bridge pushing a big load of grass,  heading for the dam.  Another kit was then seen swimming back under the bridge. There seemed to be lots of splashing and general beaver busy noises. JR

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Three kits seen July 15th

July 2013

Two kits seen June 10th.

June 2013

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!