Tracks: Beavers have two distinct sets of tracks: their hind tracks are 6-7 inches long and show webbed toes whereas the front tracks are 2-3 inches long and show claw marks. When searching for beaver tracks, beware! A beaver dragging its tail can often disturb the tracks it leaves behind.
Dams/Lodges: Beavers are some of nature’s most iconic engineers. Beavers build dams to slow or stop moving water so they can build their homes. Their homes (called lodges) are intricate structures that, from the outside, can simply look like a large pile of sticks. Keep an eye out in our waterways for these amazing structures!
Beavers are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. Your best chance at seeing a beaver is to scope out a spot where you have found signs of a beaver and come very early in the morning or just when the sun is setting. Who knows, you may even spot Chompers!