The hot topic in Dunany these days is beavers!
Beavers on Curran! Beavers on Clear! Beavers on Boyd! This is not surprising since this is their most active time of the year. Beavers are getting ready for the winter. So they cut trees and build huts. Late this summer, they were especially active on Clear where they cut alder on my shoreline to bring it on the other side of the lake. The action is now on Curran where they have developed a fondness for birch tress.
I can report that our trapper Marcel Gauthier has been very active recently on these three lakes and captured a good half dozen of them. But there are still a few left and the goal is to have all of our four lakes beaver free by November 1. There were some beavers on Back but they showed up early this summer and the problem was solved. He will also remove the new dam on Boyd in the coming days.
By the way, you should know that our trapper respects Quebec’s laws and regulations scrupulously.
Many of you have had the opportunity to meet with him and he has asked me to thank you all for your collaboration. This is essential because he wants to be absolutely sure that you know what is going on and that no dogs or cats get hurt in the capture process.
By the way, chicken wire can be useful to protect valuable trees on your shoreline. If you chose this method, use the 1 sq. inch type.
If you have specific questions you can continue to write or phone me.
Those of us who have visited the unpopulated McKnight’s Lake in Dunany will know that beavers have long since taken it over. I expect they consider it a short migration to the other Lakes and may well be a source of the problem.
We are aware of that Steve and there is a special private project going on for McKnight.
good work THE BEAVER WATCH