Sunday, January 9, 2011

Martinez Beaver Dams - Jan. 9, '11

Walking Distance: n/a included in previous entry
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.

Wildlife Sightings:
No beavers spotted. Probably laying low or napping during the day.

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