7th street out and back

First noticed this a few days ago along the North Fork on 7th street — looked like beaver activity — but beavers aren’t common here.  The chips were too evenly distributed around the base of the trunk to have been done with an axe or hatchet — so no certainty of what was going on.  This isnt something someone in a car would notice, and it was difficult to see from a bicycle.


A few days later this was found

Whatever it was was successful in felling the tree — looking more and more like beavers

The trunk of the tree is to the left of the stump mostly obscured by the weeds

Remainder of the tree — signs of gnawing here too

Something gnawed on the tree leaning toward the stream

After looking into the subject, it does appear to be beaver activity

Any other ideas?


Deposit at Party Bridge

JR’s is a half mile that way —–>

<—–Landfill is a half mile this way


Winter storm Bruce didnt affect us with snow, but the winds sure did, gusts to 50mph reported — no cycling for a few days now.  Want to ride back down there and see whats going on.



Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

4 response to "7th street out and back"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: November 27, 2018

    Interesting that you could even spot that Rich. I cannot imagine it can be anything but beavers. Those industrious creatures!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: November 27, 2018

      Yes they are! Been watching videos of them — they are quite the engineers!
      Via the BeaverNet — they swear they are NOT responsible for the trash at Party Bridge.

      • By: Scooter Posted: November 27, 2018

        That answers my question. I’m pretty sure they be beavers also, but was surprised at all the trash. Our beavers in Oregon are much tidier and we’ll mannered.

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