Saturday, 10 April 2010

New Beaver Des Res on Lily Loch

The new arrivals to bolster the flagging numbers of the Knapdale Beaver Project will be glad to know that their new living quarters are ready. An eco friendly straw bale lodge with conifer topping on the East side of the Lily Loch, out of sight of the viewing point bench but easy enough to find for beaver enthusiasts. Perhaps the residents are already ensconced - it won't be long before we find out.

The beavers are geographically contained in Knapdale - or so it was thought before the Creag Mhor beavers dispersed soon after the beginning of the trial. In case the two new beavers (paired up remnants of the November 2008 importation) decide to head south, beaver proof fences and water gates have been installed on two burns which flow into Loch Sween. The fringe of broadleaf woodland around the Lily Loch is unlikely to provide sufficient habitat for any length of time so it will be interesting to see if they stay there. Watch this space.

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