In the whole of our nation, from bright sea to shining sea, there are two locations where you can reliably see beavers on public land. Martinez and Virginia. The beavers in these locations are surprisingly a ‘feature’ not a ‘bug’. In fact the ones at Huntley Meadows have built a lodge up and over this lovely bench. Our friend Ann Cameron Siegal photographs the beavers there, and Malcolm Kenton visits regularly from his digs in Washington D.C. He blogs for the Greater Greater Washington website, and has a host of rail connections. When he stopped by Martinez recently Cheryl gave him a tour and a shirt and I asked him to send us a photo. He promised to pose for us the next time he went to H.M.
As can see, Malcolm dresses way nicer than us for his day job, but he agreed to slub the shirt over his pinstripes for this photo. Thanks Malcolm! I love that Martinez was there in spirit! If you look closely you will see that Malcolm is also wearing his “Beavers: Wetlands & Wildlife” cap. Malcolm befriended Sharon and Owen Brown and maintains the Facebook page for BWW. I am very happy to be part of the yarn that knits this vast beaver community together. This photo firmly confirms Malcolm as a friend to the beavers of which there are more than there used to be, but not nearly as many as their ought.
Now, am I mature enough to keep the paraphrase of ‘The Monks’ to myself?
(As in “Nice Shirt, Shame about the Hat”….)