Preparing For Winter - UPDATE October 30, 2019

Limpy did not appear last night, so maybe a weight gain here of 42% (180 to 256 pounds) was enough. We’ll see if he comes back tonight. Eyes will be watching. Instead, two raccoons came. One of them weighed 16 pounds at 4:45 AM.Beaver lodge  Beaver lodge

Now, the beavers that remodeled their lodge across the lake have gathered a nice winter food cache. They actually started the cache the night after they covered the lodge with black mud that has now dried to a grayish brown color if my eyes are right.

The temperature today was pretty steady at 25°F with enough wind to prevent ice from covering the lake.

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center