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Wetlander's Pick of the PostsBeavers Help Out Young Frogs

Robert Kwok – Conservation Magazine – October 30, 2014
Beavers are a boon to the environment: Their dams create ponds that provide homes for birds, amphibians, and other critters. Now scientists have found that beavers also aid their wetland companions by digging canals that young frogs use to hop from ponds to forests. The canals, which allow beavers to transport branches and hide from predators, can stretch over hundreds of meters. But “the effect of canals on wetland ecosystems has received little study,” the researchers write in Animal Conservation. For full article, click here.

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