December 2nd – early am – All three kits were seen this morning and two of them were busy helping Mom with some dam repairs at the secondary dam. Later on one of the kits followed mom into one of the bank lodges.JR
November 24th – 5:00am – When one beaver watcher was on his way to the dam sites, he found 4 deer outside his house. Down at the secondary dam site, one kit came up from below the secondary and went into the brambles on the left below the dam and was noisily munching! A great blue heron was also seen hunting below the primary dam. JR
November 13th – 4:45pm -With the nights getting darker sooner, it seems like the beavers are coming out sooner. All three kits, Jr. and mom were seen at the secondary dam.HP, JR
November 8th – 5:00pm – 6:00pm -Another high tide. One kit was seen whining to Mom and then they both went over the secondary dam. A green heron was seen also at the dam site.HP, JR
November 3rd – 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Our beaver watchers wanted to see if the beavers had adjusted to Day Light Savings Time. They were able to see the three kits and Jr., while down at the secondary dam. One green heron was seen and also a snowy egret, sitting on the Marina Vista bridge rail.HP, JR
October 6th – 5:15pm – 7:00pm – As the evenings get darker sooner, it is hard to know when the beavers will be out as it seems they change their schedule. We saw one kit come out around 6pm and swim around before taking some willow back to the bank hole. Another kit came out a while later and checked things out before swimming up to the primary dam. Looks like a lot of work has been done on the primary so hopefully they will start working on the secondary. Both dams had some damage due to the heavy rain last week. The most exciting thing of the evening was a sighting of a muskrat. We haven’t seen any muskrats for over a year. Also sighted was a very large rat, that one of the local cats was stalking. The rat was high up on the berry bushes eating berries. HP, JR, JO, LB
September 15th – 6:00pm – Beavers were again out by 6:00pm. Another busy night of beaver activity. Mom, Jr., three kits and a beaver, that we think was born in 2010, were all seen near the secondary dam. A woman from New York was down viewing the beavers and was very excited to see them. Her brother has beavers on his property and she remembers walking on the iced pond and seeing the beavers swimming under the ice.HP, JR
September 14th – 6:00pm-7:30pm – The beavers seem to be coming out earlier recently but the viewing time is getting shorter as it was dark around 7:30pm. Two kits were seen around the secondary dam, which was covered over by the high tide. They found some willow and one kit decided to sit on the bank and eat away. Also seen were three adult beavers. One for sure was mom and we also think dad was out later. The other large beaver didn’t seem like Jr. so wonder if it was a kit from 3 years ago. The adult beavers stayed around for quite some time. Once in awhile they would take some willow off to the bank holes. Several people joined us and were pleased to see all the activity.CR, LB
September 11th – 6:15pm – A very massive high tide swallowed the secondary dam. Lots of people came out on the footbridge to get a sighting of the beavers. Three kits were out as was Jr. Due to the high tide, the beavers could swim through the dam. Everyone went away happy but cold as the evening turned into a cold one. Beaver sighting time is getting shorter as it is getting darker earlier.HP, JR
September 1st – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Another great night for watching beavers. The tide was lower and we could really see the secondary dam and how well it has been taken care of. There were so many beavers out that no one went away without seeing some. The kits were out first as usual and Jr. and Mom were both out and the three kits were together on the dam at one time, which made a great picture. Hard to get the three together. Soon an adult beaver that we hadn’t seen for awhile appeared . Think this is our mysterious 7th beaver. Probably a kit from 2010 that hasn’t moved on. Many people enjoyed the evening and if you haven’t seen the beavers before now is the time.HP, JR, CR, JO, LB
Three kits seen July 15th
Two kits seen June 10th.
First kit seen May 5, 2013′
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.
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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!