As aquatic animals, beavers spend most of their time in the water. They are proficient swimmers, and can remain underwater for up to 15 minutes at a time. Beavers’ skills in the water make up for their relative clumsiness on land, and helps to keep them safe from the threat of predation.
Signs of animals are much more common and less likely to flee at the sight of a person. By taking time to observe the small details on a hike, you can see evidence of all sorts of life around you.
Take a walk on the “Around the Lake” trail at White Lake State Park and try to find these fascinating things: Geology There is a way to gauge how fast an intrusive granite rock has cooled based on its crystal sizes. If the molted rock cools down very fast there isn’t much time for crystallization. […]
A walk at sunset is a beautiful way to close the day. I was still recovering from being ill last weekend, so I was looking for some light, restorative exercise. I decided to visit Goose Pond, one of my favorite spots in Keene, and I brought my video camera with me. It was an especially […]