02 January 2008

Beaver's tree and the sleeping snail - updates

Yesterday, on the 1st day of the new year, I went on the 1st field trip of the new year. On my way out, I passed by the spot where 12 days earlier I had photographed a standing tree the trunk of which had been gnawed all the way around by a beaver. The beaver had since returned and finished its business.

BeaversTree2

Being beavers, they are always busy in that area, but I am yet to see one in action.

On my way back, I stopped at the place where also 12 days earlier I had found a dormant Haplotrema concavum in a little hole in the soil. To my delight, the snail was still there yesterday.

HaplotremaConcavum2

I will be checking up on it again.

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