Beavers

(Castor canadensis)

What is a Wetland?

land or areas (as marshes, swamps, bogs or fens) that are covered often intermittently with shallow water or have soil saturated with moisture

How can you protect their habitat?

  • Get involved in cleaning up and protecting the Wetland.
  • Adopt a watershed
  • Buy duck stamps at your local post office.
  • After severe weather clean up the area and find out how to get rid of pollutants.
  • Reduce the amount of pollutants you use in your daily life.

About beavers;

  • Strictly herbivore
  • In their habitat they will live up to 24 years
  • They weight about 60 pounds.
  • They are among the largest of rodents.
  • Beavers can remain underwater for about 15 minutes before surfacing.
  • They have a transparent set of eyelids to swim underwater.
  • They don't always make dams, they do prefer to make homes in river banks also.

Impact Beavers have on Wetlands.

  • Beaver dams help erosion.
  • Creates more ponds and lakes, also it maintains good ecosystems in pre-existing ponds.
  • Floods agricultural areas also roads.
  • Weakens roads and dams.

Works Cited

Works Cited

Beaver Dam Information Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013. <http://www.beaverdam.info/>.

National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013. <http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/beaver/>.

"Water: What You Can Do." EPA Untied States Environmental Protection Agency. Untied States Environmental Protection Agency, 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2013. <http://water.epa.gov/action/>.


Pictures;

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