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Leave it to the beavers

CAVENDISH-Vermont's beaver population is on the rise and there's no better place to explore this industrious rodent than the Cavendish area. Several large beaver dams are in easy view within the town limits of Cavendish; interested residents can learn more about this historic animal during a special event this week.

On Thursday, May 12, the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association will focus on local beavers and wetland habitat with Tim O'Donoghue, a Cavendish resident and wildlife biologist.

O'Donoghue will take us to a newly created beaver pond where we will observe the way the landscape has changed and the different animals that are drawn to a wetland area.

The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and we will meet at the Cavendish Town office. Wear walking shoes or boots as the area will be wet.

In case of rain we will have a power point presentation in the Cavendish Town Office meeting room.

The Community and Conservation Association is collecting data on wildlife in Cavendish, specifically moose, bear, fishers and bobcats. We will have our map on hand for anyone who would like to add a sighting.

For more information call 226-7023 or or 226-7736

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