Panther Creek Beaver Dam   May 9, 2010


A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.  The sticks at the right form the beaver dam, but he has lots more work to do to trap the fast flow at the top.   5/6/2010A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.   The stick detail that the beaver uses to build the dam.   5/6/2010A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.   The stream escapes over the beaver dam in this view, maybe 3-4 feet higher than the water below the dam. 5/6/2010 A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.    The beaver dam is quite visible here.    5/6/2010A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.  If the beaver keeps improving his dam, this lake will grow larger and deeper.  5/6/2010A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.   This may be a larger lake as the beaver continues his work.   5/6/2010A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.   Details of the beaver's work along the top of the dam.  5/6/2010 A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.   Details of the beaver's work along the top of the dam.  5/6/2010A few snapshots of Panther Creek, where a beaver has started building a dam this spring.  This is the former place where we could step on rocks to cross the stream during summertime without getting wet, not going to be the place to cross this year!  5/6/2010
Some more views of the Panther creek Beaver Dam.  This is the place we used to cross the stream on rocks  in summertime, but the lake makes it a wet crossing now.   May 9, 2010 Some more views of the Panther creek Beaver Dam.  The water level behind the dam looks to be around 3-feet higher.   May 9, 2010Some more views of the Panther creek Beaver Dam.  A shady spot just downstream from the dam.    May 9, 2010
These images were taken with my Fuji F30, except the last three images were from my Fuji S6000 digital camera.

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