Adventure Ecology: Guided Beaver Walk in Belknap Woods

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Join Squam Lakes Association’s Conservation Intern Eric Glover on a guided woodland adventure though Belknap Woods as he dives into the incredible life of beavers. If you have a desire to learn about the largest rodent in North America and the dams that they call home, join this exploratory walk with the SLA.

Despite their large size and pivotal role in the woodland ecosystem, beavers are often overlooked and misunderstood. Their nocturnal nature only adds to their mystery, because the only beaver activity many will ever see is their dams and felled trees, but the beavers do much more. Beaver dams provide valuable services to our ecosystem and the fur trade that stemmed from their pelts, which helped shape the northeast into what it is today.

This nature walk will explore all things beaver, from diet to environmental impacts, their biology to their historical impact on the northeast.  All ages are invited for this morning of fun, with the walk leaving from the trailhead of Belknap Woods off of Route 25B at 10 am and an expected return time of 12 am.

For more information, or to sign up for this Adventure Ecology Program, visit the SLA website (www.squamlakes.org) or contact the SLA directly (603-968-7336). The SLA also offers other Adventure Ecology trips throughout the summer. Every Friday from June 16 through August 18, these free program are open to the public and cover a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Squam Conservation Interns who spend their summers on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission.