In honor of Earth Day I didn't drive to work today. OK, I actually had the day off, so in lieu of a bike commute I went for a pleasure ride instead. The weather wasn't too bad, 40 degrees with a 14 mph wind off the lake. I wasn't too worried about getting rained on as we just put out our rain barrels this morning. I figure if taking studded tires off causes it to snow, getting the rain barrels out would keep me dry.
Halfway into my ride I decided to take a little detour and check out a beaver pond located about a third of a mile down a county logging road.
I took a little hike around to the south side to take a closer look.
On my way back home, this little piece of beaver's handiwork caught my eye. This tree was upright just a few days ago.
This pond is about 1 1/2 miles from the first, so I assume it's the work of a different beaver.