Sunday, January 9, 2011
Martinez Beaver Dams - Jan. 9, '11
Walking Time: n/a included in previous entry
Start and End Point: Public parking lot, Martinez Regional Shoreline Park, Martinez, CA
I'd been hearing about a family of beavers that made a dam near downtown Martinez (near Escobar and Marina Vista). So, when I started walking in Martinez this month, I have been looking forward to visiting the beaver dam site. While I was not able to spot any beavers this afternoon, I saw not one, but two, beaver dams.
I also saw some painted tiles of the beavers done by local children in 2009, and some beaver sculpture/shapes that had been fastened to a wall near the water and the first (larger) dam.
Perhaps I'll try stopping by next time I am in the area -- probably closer to dusk.
No beavers spotted. Probably laying low or napping during the day.