BEAVER BONES EXHUMED
As most EBF followers know, we had beavers on the site between 2010 and 2015. They disappeared in the fall of 2015. In the spring of 2016, we found two decomposing corpses floating in the pond. We removed the corpses from the water, wrapped them in wire mesh and placed them on anthills in the West Woods.
Last week, we finally retrieved the bodies from the anthills. Interestingly, one body must have been so badly decomposed that the head had already fallen off in the water because there were only bones, no skull, found among the remains.
But it was what we found in the other cage that was so amazing. There, amongst the bones, was the skull of an adult beaver. Tucked in the detritus was also the tiny skull of a baby beaver! So, it appears that we buried a mother (we speculate that it was June) who was pregnant when she died. We have both skulls on display in the Visitor Centre.
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· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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Monday, May 18 - Monday Sept 7
Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Holiday Mondays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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